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Adrian Beltre will only accept trade if given ‘real’ chance to win, contribute

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Adrian Beltre will need a very specific set of circumstances in order to waive his no-trade clause with the Texas Rangers.

The veteran third baseman said on Saturday that he will only approve a trade if given a “real” chance to win and the ability to make a “meaningful” contribution, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com. Beltre also said that any potential trade would have to work for both him and the Rangers.

The 39-year-old Beltre, who will be a free agent after the 2018 campaign, is still looking for his first World Series ring in his 21st MLB season. He has been with the Rangers for the last eight of those seasons and is still batting a solid .294 in 72 games this year.

We recently heard of two particular teams who are interested in Beltre and might fit his criteria, so now it will be on the four-time All-Star to decide if anybody is worth his while before next week’s trade deadline.

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