Welcome to Texas Adrian Beltre

The Texas Rangers and free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre are close to completing terms on a multiyear deal, a source told ESPNdeportes.com on Sunday.

“They are still talking and have not completed the details, but an agreement appears imminent,” the source told ESPNdeportes.com.

Wow, how great would Beltre make an already great hitting line-up?  This deal looks imminent so expect breaking news on this contract at any time now. The question now becomes, what happens to Michael Young when Beltre takes his position at third base? There is talk about making Young a “super” utility infielder and letting him be the DH. If that’s the case then no need for the one year contract for Guerrero. But if Young doesn’t like that deal, maybe he gets traded and save the Rangers some money.

Beltre, 31, had the second-best performance of his major league career in 2010, batting .321 with 28 home runs, 49 doubles and 102 RBIs with the Boston Red Sox. He is a two-time Gold Glove winner at third base.

Asked if the team would do anything that required Young, who has three years at $16 million per season remaining on his contract, to move from third base, Daniels said he didn’t want to get into specifics.

“We’re going to look at all possibilities that we feel can improve the ballclub,” Daniels said.

Beltre had reportedly received offers from at least two other teams: a $64 million proposal from the Oakland Athletics and another for $70 million from the Los Angeles Angels.

UPDATE::: Apparantly, Michael Young is ok with being the DH.

UPDATE:::::Beltre and Rangers agree on 96 million dollar deal.


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