Report: Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers Agree to 2-Year Deal

Adrian Beltre has reportedly come to terms on a two-year extension with the Texas Rangers. The new deal would keep Beltre in a Rangers uniform through 2018, which in all likelihood will be the final season in the 37-year-old third baseman's career. 

Texas tried to lock up the veteran this offseason, but contract talks stalled between both sides. It should be noted that Beltre is represented by Scott Boras, who most consider the shrewdest negotiator in MLB. 

In 11 games this year, Beltre is batting .311 with a .914 OPS. In his 19-year career, the Rangers slugger boasts a .285/.337/.478 slash line with 415 homers and 1476 RBI. Beltre has enjoyed some of his best years in Arlington, being named an All-Star in three of five seasons (2011, 2012, 2014). 

The future Hall of Famer is probably best known for his slick defense at third base, which has led to four Gold Glove Awards. However, Beltre has quietly been one of baseball's most consistent hitters over the past two decades. He is 50th on MLB's all-time hits list, and just 220 shy of being the 30th player in the 3,000 club. He would be the first Dominican-born player to reach that milestone. 

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