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29 Adrian Beltre 3B
Height/Weight: 5-11/220 | Birthdate: 4/7/1979 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: No College | MLB Experience: 18 | Salary: $16,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/64 | Average Draft Position: 50.74
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Rangers' Adrian Beltre has just four singles since coming off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has not done much offensively since coming off the disabled list June 23.

Beltre, who was sidelined for a little more than three weeks due to a sprained left thumb, is batting just .167 (4 for 24) in six games since returning to the lineup. He has no extra-base hits, two RBI, one run and six strikeouts.


Rangers activate Adrian Beltre, option Jon Edwards


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) The Rangers activated third baseman Adrian Beltre from the disabled list in a surprise move on Tuesday. The team had given little indication that Beltre was on the verge of returning, saying only that he should be back before the All Star Break.

Beltre hadn't played since the end of May, due to a sprained thumb. 

"It had improved last weekend in Chicago and he felt he had turned a corner," general manager Jon 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."

To make room, the team optioned RHP Jon Edwards to Triple-A Round Rock. Edwards had a 6.00 ERA in 11 games for the Rangers this year.  


Rangers' Joey Gallo moves to left to make room for Adrian Beltre


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo will start in left field on Tuesday, for the fourth time this year. 

Gallo's move makes room for Adrian Beltre, just activated from the disabled list, to start at third base. Beltre started 50 of the first 51 games of the season before going on the DL. He hasn't played since May 31. 


Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre has issues gripping bat


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) A swollen and sprained left thumb is still causing issues when Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre grips a bat, reports The Dallas Morning News.

"It's progressing little by little," Beltre said Sunday. "I have to find a way to swing. I'm searching for a grip that doesn't hurt. I'm still searching. If it was uncomfortable, I'd be playing, but it's not uncomfortable, it's still painful."

Beltre has been out since May 31 and manager Jeff Banister said Beltre should be back before the All-Star break, which starts July 13.

"Knowing Adrian and watching him and the conversations we've had, I just don't think that's the case," Banister said. "He knows what his presence means in the lineup and he is determined to play the game."


Rangers' Adrian Beltre to have stitches removed from thumb


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Rangers infielder Adrian Beltre said Sunday morning that he would have the stitches removed from his thumb later in the day, per the Dallas Morning News.

Beltre is on the disabled list and hasn't played since May 31. 

"The stitches are coming out today, but I can’t grab a bat yet so I can’t really give an update,” Beltre said. “It’s about the comfort of grabbing a bat. It’s still not comfortable. I’ve been trying since the second day."


Rangers' Adrian Beltre not pleased with progress from thumb injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre admitted Tuesday that his injured thumb is not progressing as well as he would like, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Beltre is on the disabled list and he has not played since May 31. He is not expected to be ready when he is initially eligible to come off the disabled list.


Rangers place Adrian Beltre on 15-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) The Rangers have placed third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, the team announced.

Beltre suffered the injury while jamming his thumb while sliding into second base during Sunday's game. He also suffered a laceration on the thumb that required four stitches. He'll need a minimum of two weeks to recover from the injury, making a stint on the disabled list a no-brainer.

With Beltre sidelined, the Rangers are calling up top prospect Joey Gallo in advance of Tuesday's game against the White Sox.


Rangers' Adrian Beltre has dislocated thumb, seeks second opinion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been diagnosed with a dislocated thumb, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Beltre is seeking a second opinion.

No fractured was discovered in Beltre's thumb, but he will be sidelined a minimum of two weeks. 

The Rangers announced Sunday that Beltre would be out at least two weeks after suffering a sprained thumb sliding into second base Sunday. He also required four stitches for a laceration on the thumb.

Beltre is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. He had a .293/.313/.455/.768 slash line in 30 May games. He also had one triple, four home runs, six doubles and 16 RBI in May.


Rangers' Adrian Beltre out at least two weeks with thumb sprain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks after suffering a sprain and laceration on his left thumb, the team announced.

X-rays on the thumb came back negative, but Beltre required four stitches after jamming his thumb on a play at second base on Sunday. Beltre said after the game he won't swing a bat for at least 12 days and will likely need more time to return to the lineup.

He went 2 for 3 with two RBI before exiting, giving him a .257/.294/.408 line with six homers and 18 RBI in 206 at-bats.

Adam Rosales replaced Beltre at third base on Sunday and could be a short-term option at the hot corner with Beltre out.


Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre leaves game Sunday with thumb injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Red Sox while dealing with a thumb injury, the team announced.

Beltre jammed his right thumb on a play at second base and is being further evaluated. Beltre went 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI before exiting the game. He is hitting .257 on the season.


Rangers' Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back homers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder and third baseman Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning of Monday afternoon's 10-8 win over the Indians.

Fielder was the first to go yard in the game's third at-bat of the day. His homer also scored Shin-Soo Choo as a result. Beltre came up to bat next and hit a solo shot, his sixth of the season. 

Fielder finished the game 3 for 5, marking the third game in a row he has recorded three hits in an outing. Over his past five games, Fielder is hitting .478. For the season, Fielder is now slashing .365/.417/.575. 

Beltre is now hitting .261/.298/.418. 


Rangers' Adrian Beltre connects for 400th career home run on Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Third baseman Adrian Beltre connected for his 400th career home run Friday in the Rangers’s loss to the Indians. 

Beltre, now in his 18th season, became the 52nd player in MLB history to reach 400 homers. 

The blast was the backend of consecutive first-inning homers with Prince Fielder.


Rangers' Adrian Beltre denies any injury issues: 'I get paid to play'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre denied having any physical problems despite wincing in pain several times during the four-game series against Kansas City, according to the Dallas Morning News.

"Just a bad reaction," Beltre said.

Beltre added that even if he wasn't healthy enough to play, he wouldn't ask out of the lineup.

"I get paid to play," Beltre said.

Beltre saw his RBI streak come to an end at four games on Thursday. He hit .294 (5 for 17) with a home run, four RBI an a walk during the series against the Royals. He is hitting .243/.281/.396 with four homers and 12 RBI in 35 games. He is one long ball shy of his 400th career home run.


Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre cranks out 399th career home run Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) Adrian Beltre hit his 399th career home run Monday, a two-run shot in the fourth inning in the Rangers' win over the Royals.

Beltre homered for the second time in two days, and fourth time this season.

The homer matched him with Al Kaline and Andres Galarraga for 52nd all-time on MLB's career home run list.


Adrian Beltre hits home run in Rangers' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit a solo home run for the first run of the game in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He also drove in the game-winning run in the eighth.

Beltre went 2 for 4. He's now hitting .236, with three home runs and eight RBI. 


Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre hits safely in 10 of last 12 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre appears to be putting a slow start to the season behind him. After batting .140 through his first 12 games, he is batting .298 with a .365 on-base percentage in his last 12 games.

While Beltre has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games, he is still not hitting for power. He has just one double, one home run and a .383 slugging percentage in that span. Beltre also has three RBI, five walks, six runs and one stolen base in his last 12 games.


Rangers' Adrian Beltre slugs second home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre went 2 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 8-5 loss to the Diamondbacks Wednesday.

The Rangers entered the ninth inning in a seven-run hole, but Beltre began the team's attempt at a comeback with his solo home run. The team tacked on three more runs but couldn't get any closer to evening the score. Beltre has hit just .183/.246/.350 with two home runs and two RBI in 60 at-bats.


Slow start doesn't have Rangers' Adrian Beltre worried


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Adrian Beltre endured a recent 0-for-14 slump and is hitting .140 on the season for the Rangers. 

The 36-year-old doesn't seem concerned, however. "I’ve been through this several times," he said, per the Star Telegram. "I’m confident. I’m confident in what I can do. I feel good. I’m healthy. It’s a six-month season, not a two-week season."

"I could get four hits today and three hits tomorrow, and then where am I?" he added. "All the worrying is just a waste of time."


Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre looking to break out


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has struggled at the plate early on in the season, hitting just .149 in 47 at-bats this season. Manager Jeff Banister thinks Beltre just keeps hitting the ball right at the defense, reports MLB.com.

"Adrian has barreled some baseballs and come up empty. I can recall four line-drive outs. Put those in the hit column and how does it look now," Banister said. "I've got to look at the track record of the guy, who he is and what he is telling me. I look at the at-bats. There have been some balls popped up but there have been some that have been barreled."


Adrian Beltre doubles and triples for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre doubled and tripled in the 6-2 win over Houston on Saturday. 

Beltre went two for five with a run scored. The performance lifted his average to .200 on the season. 


Rangers' Adrian Beltre homers vs. A's Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 10-1 win over the A's Thursday.

Beltre, who scored two runs in the victory, had come into the game 0 for 11 but had put the ball into play during all his plate appearances. His bad luck finally shifted Thursday, as he singled in the fourth inning before slugging his home run in the seventh.

"Just trying to wait until the last second," Beltre said of snapping his hitless skid after the game, per MLB.com. "Just trying to make it interesting. I knew I was going to get one before the season was over. No panic there. It felt good. Truly felt good."

Beltre will look to build on his strong Thursday peformance against the Astros this weekend.


Rangers manager planning more rest days for starters


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rangers manager Jeff Bannister is planning to give his starters more rest time this season, reports the Dallas Morning News. Wednesday, Bannister took outfielder Shin-Soo Choo out of the lineup to give Jake Smolinski the start and shuffled Adam Rosales in at third to move Adrian Beltre to DH and Mitch Moreland to the bench.

"You can't ask guys to sit on the bench for seven days and then expect them to be effective," Banister said. "But I also believe what you gain on the front end of the year proves worthy on the other side.

"Guys may have just been at spring training, but spring training is 40-plus days of grinding, too," he added. "This is a 183-day marathon. If there are ways we can help guys show up better and then get five, six, seven days of dynamic play from them, we're going to do that."

He is also not worried about Choo's defense.

"It has nothing to do with what I think of Shin-Soo Choo's defense," Banister said. "He missed time in spring with an elbow issue. He is coming off a lower body injury from last year. He had gone hard after a couple of balls earlier in the game and he was eight batters away from coming up again. It was an opportunity to get fresh legs and a fresh arm in there. I don't foresee it becoming a regular occurrence."


Rangers pick up option on Adrian Beltre


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) The Rangers announced that the team has picked up the option on third baseman Adrian Beltre. He's in the fifth year of his current contract, and the option will keep him with the team through 2016. The 2016 option is worth a reported $16 million. 

Beltre hit .324 for the Rangers last season, with 19 home runs and 77 RBI.


Rangers may pick up option on Adrian Beltre


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Not wanting it to be a distraction during the season, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said it's possible the team will pick up Adrian Beltre's option for the 2016 season, reports the Fort-Worth Telegram.

Beltre would need 586 at-bats this season for the vesting option to kick in. In 2014, Beltre hit .324 with 19 home runs and 77 RBI in 549 at-bats.


Joey Gallo expanding horizons in outfield


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Rangers are experimenting in the Fall Instructional League with playing premier prospect Joey Gallo in the outfield. He has played third base, but his path to the majors has been blocked at that position by Texas star Adrian Beltre.

"Versatility is a plus," general manager Jon Daniels told the Dallas Morning News. "It gives both the club and the player options. Joey's a good athlete and, while we don't doubt he can play third, this is an easy way to give him additional paths to the big leagues."

Daniels added that he expects Gallo, who slugged 42 home runs this season at Class A and Double A combined, to open next season at third base.