Jose Reyes gets big new deal with the Mets

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes of the New York Mets Thursday signed a four-year contract extension for $23.25 million.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 10, Atlanta 6

ATLANTA, July 30 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran hit two home runs Sunday afternoon, including a grand slam, as the New York Mets beat Atlanta, 10-6, completing a three-game sweep.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 11, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran hit two homers and knocked in five runs Saturday afternoon as the New York Mets pounded Atlanta, 11-3, for their third win in a row.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, July 28 (UPI) -- A sacrifice fly in the third inning Friday night by Jose Valentin produced the game-winning run as the New York Mets beat Atlanta, 6-4.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 1, Chi. Cubs 0

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Jose Valentin hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday afternoon as the New York Mets edged the Chicago Cubs, 1-0.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, NY Mets 6

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Aramis Ramirez and Henry Blanco had three RBI and Carlos Zambrano's streak hit eight games Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets, 8-6.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, Cincinnati 2, 10 inn.

CINCINNATI, July 20 (UPI) -- Endy Chavez and Carlos Beltran hit RBI doubles in the top of the 10th inning Thursday afternoon as the New York Mets downed Cincinnati, 4-2. Cliff Floyd and Carlos Delgado hit solo home runs. Chavez and Floyd each had two hits for the Mets (57-38), who ha

MLB: NY Mets 8, Cincinnati 3

CINCINNATI, July 18 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran hit his second grand slam in as many games Tuesday as the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-3.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 13, Chi. Cubs 7

CHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) -- Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran each hit a grand slam to highlight an 11-run sixth inning Sunday as the New York Mets out-slugged the Chicago Cubs, 13-7.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Cubs 3

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- Steve Trachsel retired nine straight batters as the New York Mets downed the Chicago Cubs, 6-3, in a rain-delayed Friday afternoon game at Wrigley Field.

MLB All-Star Game: AL 3, NL 2

PITTSBURGH, July 11 (UPI) -- Michael Young of the Texas Rangers stroked a two-run triple with two out in the ninth inning to rally the American League to a 3-2 win over the National League.

MLB: Florida 3, N.Y. Mets 2

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera, Josh Willingham and Hanley Ramirez each hit solo home runs Saturday afternoon as Florida edged the New York Mets, 3-2.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 16, N.Y. Mets 7

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez hit two homers and knocked in seven runs Sunday night as the New York Yankees trounced the New York Mets, 16-6.

Several Mets make NL All-Star team

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- The National League All-Star squad named Sunday includes six members of the National League East-leading New York Mets.

MLB: Boston 4, N.Y. Mets 2

BOSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Mark Loretta and David Ortiz hit home runs Thursday night as Boston beat the New York Mets, 4-2, for its 12th straight win.
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Carlos Beltran
New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran (15) warms up prior to the game against the Washington Nationals on September 18, 2008 at Nationals Park in Washington. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Carlos Ivan Beltrán (Spanish pronunciation: ; born April 24, 1977 in Manatí, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder with the San Francisco Giants.

In his youth, Beltrán excelled in many sports, with volleyball and baseball being his favorites. At his father's urging, he gave up volleyball to concentrate on baseball when he was seventeen. Graduating from Fernando Callejo High School in 1995, the highly-regarded five tool player was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of that year's amateur baseball draft.

After selecting Beltrán in the 1995 draft, the Kansas City Royals assigned him to their rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League, The Wilmington Blue Rocks of Wilmington Delaware. Beltrán made his Major League debut on September 14, 1998, playing 15 games. Going into 1999, he won the job as the Royals' starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. He displayed significant power by midsummer, and was moved to the #3 slot in the batting order. Beltrán won the American League Rookie of the Year award, batting .293 with 22 home runs, 108 RBI and 27 stolen bases. On September 27, 1999, Beltran made the final out at Tiger Stadium striking out against relief pitcher Todd Jones as the Detroit Tigers beat the Royals 8–2.

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