Rangers Get Adrian Beltre For Two More Years

Apr 9, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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News broke last night that the Texas Rangers have agreed to a contract extension with team leader, Adrian Beltre.

According the Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Rangers have reached terms to a contract extension to keep Adrian Beltre in Arlington for the next couple of years. The contract details is a 2-year deal worth $36 million. Beltre, who turned 37 earlier this month, is in his sixth season with the Rangers and seventeenth season in the Majors.

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In 2015, Adrian Beltre, hit .287 playing in 143 games for Texas. Beltre hit 18 homeruns and drove in 83 RBIs while scoring 83 runs. Currently, Beltre is hitting .283 on the young season and seems to be in good physical health despite his elevated age.

Along with offensive production, Beltre continues to be one of the most defensively sound third basemen in the MLB. According to fangraphs.com, Beltre has accounted for four saved runs in the first eleven games of the season.

Adrian Beltre is the undisputed leader of the Texas Rangers locker room and a fan favorite. Many expected the Rangers to go after resigning Beltre barring an over the top asking price.

This contract represents probably the last for Beltre who is wrapping up an arguably Hall of Fame career. Beltre is second all-time in career starts at third base, is a four-time Gold Glove award winner, only 60 homeruns short of the 30th on the career homerun list and will likely become the first native Dominican player to reach 3,000 hits.

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