- Associated Press - Monday, September 19, 2011

OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP) - Agent Scott Boras says slugger Carlos Beltran is happy playing in San Francisco and might consider returning to the Giants beyond this season.

Boras plans to have lunch with his client on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where the Giants open a series against the Dodgers. He expects to know more about what Beltran wants after that, perhaps such specifics such as how many years he might seek in a new deal. Boras, speaking to The Associated Press before he attended the “Moneyball” premiere Monday night in downtown Oakland, doesn’t look at Beltran’s next contract as his last.

Beltran joined the defending World Series champion Giants in a July 28 trade from the New York Mets. He is batting .333 for San Francisco with five home runs, 16 RBIs, four triples and eight doubles in 35 games.