Report: Carlos Beltran joining Yankees as special advisor to Brian Cashman

New acquisition Carlos Beltran. Photo via Kim Klement, USA Today Sports Images

During his playing days, Carlos Beltran was a member of the New York Yankees from 2014-16. Now he’s reportedly going to join the club’s front office.

According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Beltran is expected to join the Yankees as a special advisor to general manager Brian Cashman.

As Feinsand notes, this move could be seen as a way to help the Yankees lure free agent Manny Machado to New York. The team is very much interested in adding the enigmatic star, and of course it has the financial fortitude to make such a move.

Regardless, adding a former player with as much clout as the World Series champ has can only be seen as a positive for the Yankees.