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Carlos Iván Beltrán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkarloz βelˈtɾan]; born April 24, 1977) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers from 1998 through 2017. Beltrán was the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 1999 while with the Royals. He has been named to nine MLB All-Star Games, and has won three Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. Beltrán is the fifth player to reach both 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases and just the fourth switch hitter with 400 home runs. He is also a member of the 30–30 club, as he has hit 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in the same season. Beltrán is among the best all-time statistical hitters in postseason games, which has earned him nicknames such as "the new Mr. October", "Mr. October, Jr.", "Señor Octubre", and "the real Mr. October" from the media. He has broken the 1.000 OPS mark in four different playoff series. Beltrán also has a 100% stolen base percentage (11-for-11) during the playoffs, which are the most stolen bases without being caught.

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