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Carlos Beltran Admits Title Is Stained: MLB World Reacts

Houston Astros star Carlos Beltran

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Carlos Beltran #15 of the Houston Astros answers questions from the media ahead of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers will take on the Houston Astros in the World Series. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)

Former Houston Astros slugger Carlos Beltran finally admitted what New York Yankees fans want to hear.

Beltran believes the Houston Astros' 2017 World Series championship is tainted due to the sign-stealing scandal.

“Looking back now, yes, we did cross the line,” Beltran said in an interview with Michael Kay.

Beltran, whose last MLB season came in 2017 with the Astros, was believed to be a major part of the team's sign-stealing scandal.

“We all did what we did,” Beltran said. “Looking back today, we were wrong. I wish I would’ve asked more questions about what we were doing. I wish the organization would’ve said to us, ‘Hey man, what you guys are doing, we need to stop this.’”

MLB fans have taken to social media to react.

"He clearly hasn’t spoken to the majority of the players from that 2017 roster who have shown zero remorse over their actions (ie. Correa, Bregman, etc)," one fan tweeted.

"How about the Yankees championships where more than half the players were on steroids. As for 2017 let's see what that sealed letter says about the Yankees. Money doesn't buy championships," another fan suggested.

"Beltran was on the Yankees prior to being on the Astros and he told them they were “behind the times” when it came to cheating," one fan pointed out.

The Astros beat the Yankees in the 2017 ALCS, before taking down the Dodgers in the World Series.