Adrian Beltre Buzz Heats Up; Source Says 'No Deal' With Rangers Yet
Lately, most of the buzz has surrounded Texas, with reports out of Beltre's native Dominican Republic and a subsequent one by ESPNDeportes.com Sunday indicating he was close to an agreement with the Rangers, possibly for six years and in excess of $90 million.
A major league source told FanHouse's Ed Price that there was "no deal" between the two sides on Sunday night, but that does not mean they haven't had discussions.
Beltre waited until Jan. 4 last winter before agreeing to a one-year deal with the Red Sox, but he's in greater demand this offseason after hitting .321 with 28 homers and 102 RBI for Boston in 2010.
If the Rangers did come to terms with Beltre, they would then have to figure out what to do with Michael Young, an 11-year major league veteran who has spent his entire career in Texas.
Young has played third base for the Rangers in each of the last two seasons, but there was talk at the Winter Meetings last month that he could be on the trading block, with a source telling FanHouse then that the Colorado Rockies were among potential suitors.