Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre announced today that he is retiring from baseball.
— #ThankYouAB (@Rangers) November 20, 2018
Beltre played 21 years in the big leagues for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. The last eight seasons he has played for the Rangers.
He had the unique opportunity of playing as a teenager for the Los Angeles Dodgers at the age of 19 back in 1998. Since then he has gone on to have a career that is worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.
Over his career, he hit .286, 477 home runs and 1,707 RBIs. His 477 home runs rank 30th on the all-time list. He also was able to join the 3,000 hit club, finishing with 3,166. Beltre was also a good defensive player who manned the hot corner well.
His accolades include four All-Star appearances, five Gold Gloves, four Silver Slugger Awards and two Platinum Glove (best defensive player in each league) awards.