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Adrian Beltre | Third Baseman | #29

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/7/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1994 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is "designed" for Adrian Beltre to be their third baseman in 2018.
Beltre was only able to play in 94 games in 2017 -- the lowest of his career -- but he showed no signs of slowing down when healthy, with 17 homers and a .915 OPS ranking among the best of third baseman in baseball. The Rangers will almost assuredly get trade offers for the 38-year-old despite his $18 million salary, but it sounds like Texas plans on bringing back the future Hall Of Famer for at least one more season. Wed, Oct 18, 2017 06:07:00 PM

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Adrian Beltre (hamstring) is back in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

Beltre hasn't started since Tuesday as he battles a nagging hamstring injury, but he's back in there Sunday so Rangers fans can see him one final time this season. He's in the designated hitter spot against Daniel Mengden and the A's.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 11:48:00 AM

Adrian Beltre is out of the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Astros.

Beltre drew his first start at third base since August 31 on Tuesday night, but the Rangers have now officially been eliminated from the American League Wild Card race and will ease up on the 38-year-old's usage. He might not see any more playing time the rest of the way. Drew Robinson is at third base, Joey Gallo is at first base, and Willie Calhoun is in left field Wednesday versus Houston.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 11:18:00 AM

Adrian Beltre is starting at third base and batting fifth Tuesday against the Astros.

It will be Beltre's first start at the hot corner since August 31, when he suffered a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring. Joey Gallo is sitting versus Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Nomar Mazara will DH.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Adrian Beltre finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rangers' loss to the Astros on Monday.

Beltre hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning, but that was the last significant moment for the Rangers' offense in what turned into an 11-2 rout for the American League West-champion Astros. Beltre is sporting a terrific .313/.384/.536 batting line in his age-38 campaign.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 12:13:00 AM

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a homer as the Rangers topped the Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night in Seattle.

Beltre's solo shot off of Dan Altavilla in the sixth inning increased the Rangers' lead to 3-0 and would prove to be the difference in the ballgame. With his two-hit attack, he's now slashing a robust .314/.386/.543 with 17 homers and 70 RBI in just 88 games this season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 01:05:00 AM

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Sunday, leading the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Angels.

Beltre delivered a two-run double off of Garrett Richards in the first inning, giving the Rangers an early lead which they wouldn't relinquish. The veteran third baseman is enjoying another terrific season, slashing .310/.384/.539 with 16 homers and 69 RBI.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (hamstring) is at DH and batting cleanup Thursday versus the Mariners.

Beltre still can't play defense, but his left hamstring is apparently good enough for hitting and light baserunning. This will be his first start since August 31.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 03:59:00 PM

Rangers activated 3B Adrian Beltre from the 10-day disabled list.

Beltre isn't fully recovered from his Grade 2 left hamstring strain and there's a chance he won't see another start for the Rangers in 2017, but MLB rosters have expanded so the club went ahead and activated the veteran third baseman anyway. Joey Gallo is playing the hot corner on Tuesday night against the Mariners.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Rangers placed 3B Adrian Beltre on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to September 1, with a strained left hamstring.

It's just a paper move, as Beltre has already been effectively ruled out for the season after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Joey Gallo has assumed third base duties, with Delino DeShields handling left field.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Adrian Beltre could be done for the season after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring.

The Rangers say he'll likely be out at least four weeks, and given that there are only four weeks and change left of the season, he's almost surely done. It's a shame for Beltre, who has hit .315/.393/.553 with 16 homers this season but been limited to 80 games due to injury. Joey Gallo will handle the hot corner, freeing up left field for Delino DeShields.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Adrian Beltre will have an MRI on Friday after being diagnosed with a strained left hamstring.

The Rangers have Joey Gallo back, so a Beltre injury won't hurt quite as much as it might have, though it'd still be a big loss. Most likely, they'd use Gallo quite a bit at third base and give Shin-Soo Choo more time at DH, with Delino Deshields Jr. in the outfield.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 04:05:00 PM

Adrian Beltre left Thursday's game against the Astros with with an apparent left leg injury.

Beltre pulled up lame after making a nice attempt on a J.D. Davis grounder in the bottom of the seventh inning. He looked to be in serious pain as he made his way off the field with a trainer. Mike Napoli replaced Beltre in the Rangers' batting order, with Drew Robinson shifting from left field to first base.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the A's.

Beltre is now up to 20 doubles on the season. The veteran third baseman has put together a sturdy .311/.384/.556 triple-slash with 16 homers and 63 RBI over the course of 77 games played this season. Those numbers would look even more robust if a calf injury had not kept him out of action for the first two months of the campaign.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 07:37:00 PM

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers Wednesday as the Rangers beat the Angels 7-5 in 10 innings.

Beltre, on a big tear of late, has hit seven of his 16 homers in his last 16 games. He's played in just 73 of the Rangers' 126 games, so he's probably not going to be much of a part of the MVP conversation at season's end. However, his .947 OPS rates as the second-best mark of his HOF career, behind only his brilliant 2004 season.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 02:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Curt Casali
3Juan Centeno
4Brett Nicholas
5Jose Trevino
1B1Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Darwin Barney
4Christian Lopes
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isaiah Kiner-Falefa
3Trevor Plouffe
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
3Destin Hood
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Willie Calhoun
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Matt Moore
3Doug Fister
4Mike Minor
5Martin Perez
6Ariel Jurado
7Brett Martin
8Joseph Palumbo
9Jonathan Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jake Diekman
6Ricardo Rodriguez
7Tony Barnette
8Yohander Mendez
9Chris Martin
10Ronald Herrera
11Nick Gardewine
12Erik Goeddel
13Kevin Jepsen
14Austin Bibens-Dirkx