Carlos Iván Beltrán (born April 24, 1977) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, and San Francisco Giants.
No longer lost in translation: MLB now requires interpreters for Latino ballplayers
Major League Baseball is now requiring all 30 teams to hire a full-time year round translator for its' Latin American ballplayers, an initiative pushed to the forefront by a player himself -- Carlos Beltran.
St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran (3) hits a three-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning of Game 1 of baseball's National League division series on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in St. Louis. Catching for the Pirates is Russell Martin. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)