By Brendan Maloy
May 07, 2014

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Defensive shifts may be the hot thing in baseball right now, but they left Texas Rangers' third baseman Adrian Beltre in a bad situation last night when Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez fired a ground ball up the third base line with Beltre pulling towards second.

Placed in a tough defensive situation, how did the 17-year veteran react? By throwing his glove at the passing ball, of course.

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SBNation points out that Beltre is lucky his unconventional fielding gambit did not work, as the rules of baseball would have awarded CarGo with a triple and scored the runner from first. Not that it mattered in the end, as the Rangers were trounced 12-1 by Colorado.

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