Texas Rangers rumors: Adrian Beltre, future Hall of Fame third baseman, is weighing his decision whether to retire or come back for another season, and with a decision expected soon, Jon Heyman says Beltre is believed to be leaning towards retirement.
Beltre, who will turn 40 in April, just finished his 21st season in the major leagues. He’s still a capable major leaguer, but he has been dogged by leg injuries the last couple of years, and conceded last season that he was going to have to limit his time in the field and get significant playing time at DH.
Beltre has said that, if he is going to play another season, it would be with Texas, where he has cemented his legacy as one of the best third basemen in the history of the game in his eight years with the club. The Rangers would no doubt bring him back if he wanted to play another season, though they currently have a bit of a log jam at the DH spot, and Jurickson Profar appears slated to play third base every day.