Rangers sign Beltre to 6-year deal

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ARLINGTON, Tex. -- The Texas Rangers have signed third baseman Adrian Beltre to a six-year contract.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports earlier this week indicated the pact was worth $96 million.

Beltre, 31, played 154 games for Boston last year after 12 seasons with the Dodgers and Mariners. He was an All-Star for the first time and finished the season batting .321 with 28 home runs, 102 RBI and a league-best 49 doubles.

The Dominican native started his career with the Dodgers at age 19 during the 1998 season and has compiled 278 homers and 1,008 RBI in 1,835 major league games. He belted 48 homers with 121 RBI and a .334 average in 2004 for the Dodgers, finishing second to Barry Bonds in the MVP voting, then spent the next five seasons with Seattle.

Beltre has proven to be durable, playing at least 138 games in 10 of his 13 seasons, and he won Gold Glove awards with the Mariners in 2007 and 2008.


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