Source: Carlos Beltran switches agents

Updated: November 1, 2011, 1:54 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran has left Scott Boras' agency and is now represented by Dan Lozano, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

Beltran, 34, is a .283 hitter with 302 home runs in 14 big league seasons. He is expected to be one of the most highly pursued players on the free-agent market this offseason.

San Francisco acquired Beltran in a trade with the New York Mets in July, and Beltran hit .323 with seven home runs in 44 games, but the Giants fell short in their bid to make the playoffs and repeat as the World Series champion.

The source said Beltran had interviewed several agencies this summer before deciding on Lozano, who also represents Albert Pujols and Jimmy Rollins among this winter's free-agent crop.

Jerry Crasnick is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com.

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