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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.
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.