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Adrian Beltre | Third Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/7/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with two doubles and worked a walk-off walk on Monday against the Mariners.
Beltre hit RBI doubles in the first and third innings, then broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the ninth when he drew a bases-loaded, walk-off walk against Fernando Rodney. The veteran third baseman has come on strong in the second half, picking his triple-slash line up to .270/.312/.421 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 423 plate appearances. Aug 17 - 11:04 PM

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Adrian Beltre went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Beltre lofted a sacrifice fly in the first inning before stepping up to launch a solo homer in the third off Rays starter Drew Smyly. It's been a tough 2015 campaign for the veteran third baseman, who is typically one of the most consistent hitters in the game. This season, he's slashing .265/.306/.412 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI. This has been his lightest power season since he slashed .379 with eight homers for the Mariners in 2009.
Aug 16 - 6:39 PM

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Thursday afternoon's win over the Twins.

Normally the RBI man, Beltre flipped the script and let other people do the work. He singled three times and scored three times in the contest. In truth, Beltre is not posting numbers we're accustomed to seeing, as he's slashing .263/.306/.399 with just nine homers and 30 RBI on the season. This figures to be the first year since 2009 that he's failed to hit at least 19 home runs.
Aug 13 - 4:28 PM

Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 as the Rangers fended off the Astros on Monday.

Beltre achieved the cycle in his first four at-bats. He hit a two-run triple and later scored as part of a six-run first inning. Then he doubled in the second inning, singled and scored in the third, and drilled a solo home run in the fifth to complete the cycle. It's the third time in his career he's hit for the cycle. Beltre's OPS is back above .700 for the first time since the end of May. He's hitting .270/.312/.417 with nine home runs and 30 RBI.
Aug 3 - 11:44 PM

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Giants.

Beltre's two-run shot off Madison Bumgarner gave the Rangers the lead in the bottom of the first inning and they never looked back. It was just his second home run in 32 games since returning from his thumb injury. He recently admitted that he's not getting better, so expectations should be tempered for him the rest of the way.
Aug 1 - 12:52 AM

Adrian Beltre admitted Monday that the rest over the All-Star break didn't help his ailing left thumb.

The third baseman even conceded that he wasn't sure if he was doing the right thing in trying to play through the injury. Beltre returned early from the disabled list four weeks ago and has batted just .250/.273/.345 with one homer over 21 games since then. It appears that he's either going to have to keep playing hurt or go back to the DL. Obviously, neither scenario bodes well for his fantasy prospects.
Jul 20 - 6:00 PM

Adrian Beltre connected for a solo home run in Friday's win over the Padres.

Prince Fielder and Beltre went back-to-back against Ian Kennedy in the fourth inning. It was Beltre's sixth home run of the season and his first since way back on May 25, ending a 21-game draught. His thumb injury has undoubtedly impacted his production.
Jul 11 - 12:12 AM

Adrian Beltre finished 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Rangers pummeled the Orioles on Monday.

Beltre led off the fourth inning with a single and promptly scored on Mitch Moreland's home run. He singled again in the seventh and scored on Joey Gallo's three-run triple. The three-hit effort is the third baseman's first since May 6, but he missed over three weeks starting at the beginning of June due to a thumb injury. Beltre has some work to do to renovate his .255/.287/.391 batting line. He has homered six times and knocked in 20 runs.
Jun 29 - 10:29 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted that Adrian Beltre (thumb) is not 100 percent yet.

The club surprisingly activated Beltre from the disabled list on Tuesday, but the third baseman is still going to have to battle through some pain in his sprained left thumb. "It had improved last weekend in Chicago and he felt he had turned a corner," Daniels said. "It's going to hurt. It's not 100 percent. It's not totally pain-free. It's manageable and the medical staff says he won't hurt it by playing."
Jun 23 - 8:10 PM

Rangers activated 3B Adrian Beltre from the 15-day disabled list.

Well, that comes as a surprise. Just a couple days ago Beltre was unable to swing a bat still, but clearly he's made a dramatic recovery in a short amount of time. The third baseman wound up missing three weeks with a sprained left thumb. Joey Gallo is starting in left field with Beltre back in tow.
Jun 23 - 6:38 PM

Adrian Beltre (thumb) remains unable to swing a bat.

Beltre had the stitches removed from his left thumb earlier this week and is able to catch and throw, but gripping a bat is still an issue. "I’ve tried every day," Beltre said. "It’s not as close as I want it. I’m not happy, but what can I do, get a disposable thumb?" The Rangers had been hoping Beltre would be nearing a return at this point, but obviously he's not close.
Jun 19 - 11:17 AM

Adrian Beltre had the stitches removed from his left thumb on Sunday.

Beltre remains unable to grip a bat, though, as the recovery from his thumb injury is dragging along more slowly than expected. There's currently no timetable for his return.
Jun 14 - 12:58 PM

Adrian Beltre admitted Tuesday that his sprained left thumb is not healing as quickly as hoped.

Beltre had hoped to be ready for activation after two weeks, but that's not going to happen. He's already missed a week of action and it appears that not much progress has been made to this point. Joey Gallo will continue to hold down third base for the Rangers while Beltre is on the shelf.
Jun 9 - 7:05 PM

Rangers placed 3B Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 1, with a sprained left thumb.

Beltre suffered a lacerated and dislocated left thumb when he attempted to break up a double play during Sunday's game. He's expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Top prospect Joey Gallo is being called up from Double-A and will fill in at third base.
Jun 2 - 9:45 AM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a radio interview Monday that he expects Adrian Beltre (thumb) to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.

Beltre suffered a lacerated and dislocated left thumb when he attempted to break up a double play during Sunday's game. He won't swing a bat for over a week but it sounds like the Rangers are optimistic that it will be a relatively short-term absence. Beltre will officially be placed on the disabled list Tuesday and be replaced on the roster by Joey Gallo.
Jun 1 - 5:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Will Venable
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Strausborger
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Derek Holland
3Martin Perez
4Yovani Gallardo
5Colby Lewis
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Jake Diekman
4Anthony Bass
5Sam Freeman
6Sam Dyson
7Andrew Faulkner
8Nick Tepesch
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Alex Claudio