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Adrian Beltre | Third Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/7/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers exercised 3B Adrian Beltre's $16 million vesting option for 2016.
The option would have vested if Beltre reached 586 plate appearances in 2015 and the Rangers simply decided to remove the uncertainty. Rangers GM Jon Daniels has said in the past that he wants Beltre to retire as a member of the club, and the 35-year-old third baseman recently echoed that sentiment. Beltre has batted .315/.364/.530 in his four years with Texas, averaging 29 homers and 94 RBI per season. Feb 23 - 1:55 PM

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that the team will address Adrian Beltre's $16 million vesting option for 2016 in the "near future."

The option will vest if Beltre reaches 586 plate appearances in 2015. However, it sounds like Daniels would like to guarantee the option or possibly re-work Beltre's deal, as he said he wants the third baseman to finish his career as a Ranger. Beltre will turn 36 in April and saw his home run total drop to 19 last season, but he hit .324/.388/.492 overall and remains an elite defensive third baseman.
Feb 22 - 11:34 AM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar is "considered the frontrunner" to land the full-time position.

Bogar went 14-8 at the helm of the Rangers after taking over for the departed Ron Washington. He will officially interview for the job on Friday. Alex Cora will also interview on Friday and they're expected to be the final two candidates. Others that have already interviewed include Torey Lovullo, Kevin Cash, Joe McEwing, Steve Buechele and Mike Maddux.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo will interview for the Rangers manager job on Tuesday.

He's the first candidate outside the organization to interview. The Rangers will also interview Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash, Caguas Criollos manager and general manager Alex Cora, and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing. As for internal candidates, the Rangers will consider interim manager Tim Bogar, Triple-A manager Steve Buechele and pitching coach Mike Maddux.
Source: MassLive.com
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:56:00 AM

The Rangers will interview Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister for their open manager position.

They'll also interview interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash, Caguas Criollos manager and general manager Alex Cora, Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing. That's in addition to the two they've already interviewed in Triple-A manager Steve Buechele and pitching coach Mike Maddux.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Adrian Beltre slugged a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Rangers to a victory over the Athletics on Thursday.

It's the first walk-off home run hit by a Ranger this season, and it was fittingly hit by Beltre, who has been one of very few bright spots for the club this season. Beltre was 2-for-4 on the night. Though he's 35 years old, he continues to hit at a well above-average level, slashing .326/.390/.497 with 19 home runs and 76 RBI.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:03:00 PM

Adrian Beltre had a three-hit night in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

The three-hit performance was Beltre's third in his last eight games. The third baseman is hitting .326/.389/.493 on the year, and in any other year he might be in the AL batting title discussion. As it is, he'll settle for another spectacular year at 35 years old.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in a 6-3 win versus the A's on Tuesday.

Beltre had gone hitless (0-for-6) in his previous two games. The 35-year-old has only hit one homer since August 11. He is slashing .325/.387/.493 and is on pace for 19 homers and 71 RBI. That'll be his lowest home run total since 2009.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:13:00 AM

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Beltre also walked in the game, reaching base in all four plate appearances. The solo home run was just his 18th of the season and his first since August 11. The 35-year-old is batting .327/.389/.499 but is headed for his lowest home run output since 2009.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Beltre continues to be a bright spot in a bitterly disappointing season for the Rangers. While fantasy owners were likely hoping for more than 17 homers and 69 RBI at this point in the year, the 35-year-old is currently third in the AL with a .323 batting average and seventh with an .874 OPS. He deserves to enter 2015 as the No. 1 option at third base in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:57:00 PM

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Beltre has an impressive five-game streak of collecting two hits. In that span, he's got three doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. The hot stretch has Beltre's line up to .327/.381/.506, and he remains among the American League leaders in batting average and OPS.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 07:01:00 PM

Adrian Beltre had a terrific night in a losing effort against the Angels on Friday, going 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Beltre opened the game's scoring with an RBI single off Garrett Richards in the first inning, and tacked on another RBI knock off Kevin Jepsen in the eighth inning. He is enjoying a tremendous season offensively, slashing .321/.375/.504 with 17 homers and 64 RBI in his 108 games.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with his 17th home run in the Rangers' 6-2 win over the Astros on Sunday.

Beltre hit a solo home run off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel in the sixth inning. Beltre has hits in seven of his nine games in August, raising his average to .320 with a .880 OPS overall. He continues to be among the American League leaders in batting average, slugging percentage and OPS on a poor Rangers squad.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 07:01:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers have received calls on Adrian Beltre.

The Rangers consider Beltre and Yu Darvish virtually untouchable, so it's highly unlikely that those calls will lead to anything. The veteran third baseman is owed $18 million next season while his contract includes a $16 million vesting option for 2016.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Adrian Beltre belted his 15th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday.

Beltre finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. He tagged Evan Scribner with a solo shot in the eighth inning, pulling the Rangers to within 9-3. He has been outstanding at the plate again this season, slashing .324/.369/.519 with 15 homers and 55 RBI.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:35:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Tomas Telis
5Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
4Elliot Johnson
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Ed Lucas
LF1Nate Schierholtz
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
4Ryan Ludwick
5Michael Choice
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Yovani Gallardo
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Juan Carlos Oviedo
6Michael Kirkman
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Roman Mendez
10Anthony Bass
11Edgar Olmos
12Lisalverto Bonilla
13Spencer Patton
14Jamey Wright