Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 1 week ago

Beltre went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beltre's sixth dinger of the year helped the Rangers begin to erase a deficit they would eventually overcome in a winning effort. He's struggled to find his power this year, and he's only produced four extra-base hits over his last 13 contests, leading to a slugging percentage of .417 this month.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 2 weeks ago

Beltre went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Saturday's 10-5 victory over the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran slugger touched up Mike Pelfrey with a one-out blast in the sixth, and came back one frame later with a two-out shot off reliever Justin Wilson. The 37-year-old now has three multi-hit games in April, but the gopher balls were his first since April 21, when he'd gone deep versus the Astros. He's now slashing .276/.323/.474 over 116 at-bats from the heart of the Rangers order.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 1 month ago

Beltre was 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in a victory over the Astros on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 37-year-old went 6-for-12 (.500) in the series against Houston. He is on a modest four-game hitting streak, and Beltre has also hit safely in 11 of the last 12 games. He is slashing .304/.355/.518 with three homers, 12 RBI and eight runs in 60 at-bats this season.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 1 month ago

Beltre signed a two-year extension with the Rangers on Friday worth $18 million per season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 37-year-old third baseman is still one of the best at his position in all of baseball and the Rangers rewarded him with a healthy extension Friday. Entering Friday, Beltre was slashing .310/.370/.571 with two home runs and five doubles. Moreover, his defense at the hot corner is still among the best in baseball as well. Given his age and the timing of his extension, Beltre appears primed to finish out his career as a Ranger.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 1 month ago

Beltre went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and five RBI in Seattle on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beltre drove in three runs with his third-inning homer off starter Wade Miley before doubling home two more against reliever Tony Zych in the seventh. Those who expected the third baseman's bat to slow down at age 37 are eating crow early, as he is red hot with seven extra-base hits in his last four appearances.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 1 month ago

Beltre went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two doubles Saturday at the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beltre's first blast of the season gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead they'd never relinquish, and his three extra-base hits were his also his first of the season. In addition, he's now collected hits in four of his last five games.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 2 months ago

Beltre finished up Cactus League play hitting just .237 in 38 at-bats.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The biggest concern for Beltre these days in his health, and he was able to shake off some early spring leg soreness without additional setbacks. He's been held under 20 homers for two straight years now, but his 10 HR/56 RBI finish over the final 60 games indicates he's not quite done yet.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 3 months ago

Beltre (leg soreness) collected two hits in his spring debut Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beltre's health will need to be closely monitored this spring but it sounds as if the leg soreness that sidelined him two days is no longer a concern.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 3 months ago

Beltre has asked to have his spring debut delayed until Friday due to what is believed to be some soreness in his legs, the team's web site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Early spring soreness usually isn't a cause for alarm, though it does deserve extra attention in Beltre's case given his age and the amount of time he's missed in recent years due to a variety of leg ailments. He's expected to make his spring debut Friday.

Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 7 months ago

Beltre recently underwent thumb surgery to repair a torn ligament and is expected to be ready for spring training, the team's web site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beltre originally hurt the thumb in late May and played through the injury for the remainder of the year. A scorching hot September saved what was shaping up to be a very disappointing season, and injuries no doubt played some role in that.