From Comcast SportsNetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Known for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.The retired coach, who won 11 NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, is engaged to longtime girlfriend and Lakers executive Jeanie Buss.Buss posted a picture Thursday night on her official Twitter account of her left hand with a diamond ring on her finger.The accompanying tweet read "Twitter family -- Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!" followed by a smiley face.Buss later confirmed the engagement to ESPN.com, saying she received the ring at Christmas and she's "beyond happy."The 67-year-old Jackson and 51-year-old Buss have been dating since 1999.Jackson nearly returned to the Lakers in November, but the team opted for coach Mike D'Antoni.
Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.
Carlos Beltran has agreed to terms with the Astros.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 3, 2016
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal.
Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016.
The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.
More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.