Texas Rangers extend Adrian Beltre through 2018

Adrian Beltre looks to finish his career as a Texas Ranger. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs
Adrian Beltre looks to finish his career as a Texas Ranger. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The Texas Rangers and All-Star third-baseman and four-time Gold-Glove winner Adrian Beltre have agreed on a two-year extension through 2018. The deal is estimated to be worth $36 million.

Beltre, 37, is currently in the final year of the six-year contract $96 million he signed with the Rangers back in 2011.

According to Fox Sports, Beltre and the Rangers began talking about an extension after the 2015 season, but stated he did not want to negotiate once the 2016 season was underway.

From 2011 to 2015, Beltre has registered 878 hits, 135 homeruns, and 459 RBIs. So far this season, he’s registered 13 hits, and has homered twice. So from the looks if it, Beltre still has gas in the tank, and it seems like he will finish his career as a member of the Texas Rangers organization.

On April 15th, Beltre played in his 2,495th game which was against the Baltimore Orioles. It didn’t go the way he would like it to go as he went 0-4, and the Rangers lost 11-5.

I think by giving this extension to Beltre, the Rangers are showing that they have a lot of confidence in Beltre to continue to play at a high level on the field and be a leader in the clubhouse. As I said earlier, he’s still got some gas left in the tank.