New York Yankees' Aaron Judge opens on how he feels now about Carlos Beltran

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge opens on how he feels now about Carlos Beltran

Aaron Judge said Carlos Beltran doesn't need to address the New York Yankees regarding his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. Judge was teammates with Beltran as the former outfielder played for the Yankees in 2014, 2015 and part of 2016.

Beltran was a part of the 2017 Astros team that won the World Series. The Astros defeated the Yankees in 2017 AL Championship Series. A few years later, the MLB determined the Astros were guilty of sign-stealing and basically cheated en route to winning their first World Series.

Beltran has now returned to New York but this time as announcer for YES Network. "In my opinion, I don't think he needs to say anything to us," Judge said, per AP. "I've got a lot of respect for Beltran, he helped me a lot during his time here as a player.

Learned a lot of good lessons. He spent a lot of quality time just kind of talking to me about the game, the mental side of the game, his approaches, how to be a good teammate."

Judge: I'd like to have a conversation with Beltran

"I'd love to talk to him," Judge said.

"It's been a while since I've seen him. Just getting a chance to catch up with him and see what he's up to because we're to be seeing a lot of him during the year. Just looking forward to having him back around because he was a big part of this team, a big part of baseball, what he brings to the game and what he's going to bring to the YES Network is going to be big time." The Yankees still feel frustrated over how they they lost in the 2017 playoffs but Judge says they have to move on from that and focus on trying to win the World Series this year.

"I can't speak for the whole group, but I think the things that we've got to focus on this year and the things we've got to do this year are more important than anything that happened in the past," Judge said. "We've got a lot of important things, a lot of good things going on this year, so I'm just going to focus on what we've got to do with that.

If he sees anything, if he's got any advice that can help us, I'll definitely be talking to him."