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Adrian Beltre | Third Baseman | #29

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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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According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Adrian Beltre is interested in signing a contract extension with the Rangers and there have at least been preliminary talks between the club and his agent, Scott Boras.
The 36-year-old is entering the final season of his six-year deal with the Rangers. He has progressed well in his rehab from a torn ligament in his left thumb and is to the point where he can do all baseball activities without any issues. The Rangers are already on record stating their desire to retain Beltre, so expect the two sides to come to an accord during the spring. Jan 23 - 8:19 AM
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Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that the team would like to come to an extension with Adrian Beltre.

Beltre's entering the final year of his contract. In addition to telling reporters that the team's interested in an extension with the 36-year-old third baseman, Daniels also indicated that Beltre's rehab from a torn ligament in his left thumb is going well. He underwent surgery to repair the ligament in late October and is expected to be ready to roll when spring training kicks into gear.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Adrian Beltre underwent successful surgery on Friday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

It's an injury that Beltre played through the entire second half of the season. The 36-year-old slugger is expected to be fully recovered and ready to go for the start of spring training.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:21:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed on Friday that Adrian Beltre played through a torn ligament in his left thumb during the second half.

He actually first suffered the injury in late June. Not surprisingly, Beltre struggled while playing through the malady initially. However, he wound up hitting .305/.357/.479 with 12 homers over his final 92 games, which is pretty remarkable. There's a good chance Beltre will have surgery on the thumb this offseason, although a final decision on that hasn't been made.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (back) will be starting at third base for Wednesday's Game 5 of the ALDS against the Blue Jays.

Beltre missed the second and third games of the series with a back injury, but he manned third base in Game 4 and will do likewise in Game 5. Wednesday's full lineup for the Rangers: Delino DeShields CF, Shin-Soo Choo RF, Prince Fielder DH, Adrian Beltre 3B, Mitch Moreland 1B, Josh Hamilton LF, Elvis Andrus SS, Rougned Odor 2B, Chris Gimenez C. Cole Hamels will toe the rubber against Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. The winner of the game will head to the ALCS to face the winner of the Astros-Royals series.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (back) is now batting third and starting at third base in Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday.

Beltre was not in the Rangers' original lineup, and hasn't played since leaving Game 1 with back spasms, but he apparently looked strong during pregame warmups on Monday afternoon. Here is the new Game 4 lineup for the Rangers, who are up 2-1 in their best-of-five against the Blue Jays: Delino DeShields CF, Shin-Soo Choo RF, Adrian Beltre 3B, Prince Fielder DH, Mitch Moreland 1B, Elvis Andrus SS, Josh Hamilton LF, Rougned Odor 2B, Robinson Chirinos C. Derek Holland is on the mound against R.A. Dickey.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (back) is not in the Rangers' lineup for Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday against the Blue Jays.

Hanser Alberto will continue to fill in at third base. Beltre has remained sidelined since exiting Game 1 on Thursday with back spasms. It's not clear if he is available off the bench in what could be a series-deciding game Monday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. The full lineup for the Rangers, who are up 2-1 in the best-of-five: Delino DeShields CF, Shin-Soo Choo RF, Prince Fielder DH, Mitch Moreland 1B, Elvis Andrus SS, Josh Hamilton LF, Robinson Chirinos C, Rougned Odor 2B, Hanser Alberto 3B. Derek Holland is on the mound against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said that Adrian Beltre (back) is feeling better and could be added to Sunday's starting lineup if the veteran infielder feels he's ready.

Hanser Alberto was listed as the starting third baseman on the initial lineup card, but that sounds like it could still change before game time. Beltre has sidelined since leaving Game 1 of the series due to back spasms.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (back) remains out of the Rangers starting lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

The Rangers had been hopeful that he'd be able to give it a go on Saturday, but his back is still bothering him. Hanser Alberto is once again starting at the hot corner and will bat ninth against Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (back) was excused from the Rangers team workout on Saturday in order to stay home and rest.

He's still considered day-to-day and the Rangers are hopeful that he'll be able to return to the lineup for Game 3 on Sunday. With a two-game advantage in the series though, they can afford to be patient and not rush him back as the situation isn't dire.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (back) said after Friday's game that he's feeling better, but is still uncertain on his status for Game 3 of the ALDS.

Beltre looked very uncomfortable during Friday's contest, and obviously wasn't feeling well enough to appear as a pinch hitter, even as the game extended for 14 innings. The Rangers remain hopeful that he'll be able to return on Sunday.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Adrian Beltre (back) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday.

Beltre was hobbled greatly by back spasms in Game 1, forcing him to depart in the third inning. With the quick turnaround and especially with the Rangers winning the first game, it's no surprise to see him sitting this one out. Look for him to try and return to action in Game 3 after the off day. Hanser Alberto is handling third base Friday.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 09:27:00 AM

An MRI on Adrian Beltre's back revealed no structural damage following Thursday's ALDS Game 1 win over the Blue Jays.

Beltre was yanked from Thursday's win after he hit an RBI single in the third inning. While he looked to be in clear pain during the game, silver linings abounded after the game. An MRI revealed that Beltre's suffering from a back strain rather than a more serious herniated disk. He received a cortisone shot and should be considered day-to-day. While he hasn't been ruled out for Game 2, the quick turnaround to Friday's 12:45 ET contest makes his starting chances somewhat unlikely.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 07:43:00 PM

Adrian Beltre will undergo an MRI to determine whether his lower back stiffness is due to a muscular issue.

Beltre knocked an RBI single during the third inning of Thursday's win over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS, but he could barely run out of the box after the hit. A trainer then tended to him on the field before he was officially lifted from action in the next inning. He'll under go an MRI to determine the exact source of his lower back stiffness. The results of the scan should shed light on the veteran's status for the rest of the ALDS. His presence in the lineup for Friday's Game 2 would count as a surprise.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Andrian Beltre was lifted after the third inning during Thursday's Game 1 ALDS showdown with the Blue Jays due to lower back stiffness.

Beltre looked like he was in serious pain out of the box when he hit an RBI single with two outs in the third inning. Trainers subsequently huddled around him. While he stayed in the game to run after the single, he was lifted after the middle of the inning was through. Hanser Alberto subsequently replaced him at third base. The veteran should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Given that Game 2 in this series is slated for 12:45 ET on Friday, his status for that game could be in jeopardy.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Chris Gimenez
3Michael McKenry
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Pedro Ciriaco
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Justin Ruggiano
3Joey Gallo
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Delino DeShields
2James Jones
3Jordan Danks
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7A.J. Griffin
8Anthony Ranaudo
9Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Tom Wilhelmsen
3Jake Diekman
4Keone Kela
5Sam Dyson
6Sam Freeman
7Andrew Faulkner
8Alex Claudio
9Tony Barnette
10Luke Jackson
11Ross Ohlendorf
12Tanner Scheppers
13Jose Leclerc
14Cesar Ramos