Beltran After Yankees Intro: First Choice Was Bronx In ’05, Not Queens

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Carlos Beltran has wanted to put on the pinstripes for a long time.

He’s finally gotten his wish.

Fans got their first look at the second addition to New York’s revamped outfield when the Yankees introduced Beltran at a press conference Friday. Jacoby Ellsbury was introduced last week.

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“Having the opportunity to come back again (to New York) really means a lot to me,” Beltran said on Friday. “I grew up being a Yankees fan. I grew up being a Bernie Williams fan. … As a player — and first of all, as a fan — I used to look up to this organization. They always did what it takes to put good teams out there and win championships.”

The eight-time All-Star agreed to terms with the Yankees on Dec. 6. His three-year, $45 million contract was…

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