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Trade Deadline Comes And Goes With Beltre Remaining In Texas

July 31, 2018 - 3:09 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The 4 p.m. ET trade deadline came and went Tuesday and future Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre was still a member of the Texas Rangers.

Beltre's name had been connected to a number of teams since the All-Star Break, however, no deal came to fruition. 

Earlier this month, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that Beltre would only want to play in Texas if he came back in 2019.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale had a similar report Tuesday as it appeared Beltre wouldn't be on the move.  

Back on July 3 after Grant's report was published, Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the Rangers would have to be "convinced to consider trading" his third baseman.

"The relationship on both sides has been excellent from day one. The trust and appreciation from both sides has grown over the years. And, obviously, he's won a lot here," Daniels told the Ben and Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan. "Unfortunately, we haven't quite gotten over the top yet, but I think the experience has been so positive for him. He loves his teammates. I know he doesn't want to walk out on them, doesn't want to walk out on the fans. For him to say he wants to finish his career here is a pretty big honor for us." 

Beltre can still be moved ahead of the waiver trade deadline on August 31. In order to be traded, Beltre would have to either clear waivers or be traded to the team that claimed him.