Apparently, the rumors surrounding Adrián Beltré turned out to be real. This was stated by a major league source when he said that Rangers put the infielder at the disposal of teams interested in acquiring a third baseman.
At the same time, the Texas team did the same with left-hander Jake Diekman and veteran Keone Kela. In order to complete the negotiations before July 31, everything indicates that Rangers will be listening to what the organizations are willing to offer.
It is said that in Minneapolis, a scout watches Beltre from the last two days, while Rangers reaped victories where the Dominican had three hits, including a home run to notch the 3,100 hits throughout his career.
Beltre, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, has the ability to refuse any exchange through the rights of time of service. That could be significant, since he could potentially use non-commercial protection as a lever to reach a team that has the best chance of winning the World Series. It could also affect the type of return the Rangers could get for him.
"Right now, I'm not thinking about that," Beltre said after the game.
When I get there, if I get there, and analyze the situation with my family, then I'll think about it. Right now, I'm worried about my swing and the Texas Rangers and how to keep doing what I've been doing lately.
Now, the problem that Rangers is going through is that the market will be full of third basemans bases, like Josh Donaldson, Mike Moustakas or Manny Machado.