Tuesday February 16th, 2016

Agent Scott Boras expressed optimism on Monday that veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre will sign a contract extension with the Texas Rangers, according to Fox Sports’ JP Morosi. Beltre, 36, is entering the final year of a five-year, $80 million deal he signed with the team in 2011.

“I think Adrian already had a discussion with them, in which he expressed a desire to stay,” Boras told Fox Sports. “They want him there, and we're going to work on that.”

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Beltre hit .287 in 143 games last year with 18 home runs and 83 RBIs and finished seventh in the American League MVP voting; he also hit his 400th career home run. Over his 17-year career, Beltre has won four Gold Gloves and been named to the All-Star team four times. 

– Kenny Ducey

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