Adrian Beltre

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Adrian Beltre Retires From Baseball

November 20, 2018 - 9:04 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Texas Rangers star Adrian Beltre has decided to retire from baseball. 

In a statement released early Tuesday morning Beltre says: "After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I've been doing my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love." 

Beltre says he is making the decision to retire after playing for 21 years in the game to, "become a fulltime husband and father" and to, "take on the next chapter of my life." 

Beltre thanked the Texas Rangers organization and fans, saying "I also owe a huge part of my success in Texas to the amazing Rangers' fans. You guys are the best!" 

Beltre ended the note by saying, "It's been one hell of a ride!"

Beltre finished his career with four All-Star appearances, five Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger awards along with 477 home runs and 1,707 RBI.