Adrian Beltre leaves open possibility for retirement after season
Adrian Beltre is leaving open the possibility of retiring at the end of the season.
Beltre told reporters on Monday that he will wait until after the season to make a decision on his playing future. According to MLB.com’s TR Sullivan, Beltre said that retirement could be an option.
Beltre on his future: "If I feel like I can’t hit anymore which sometimes this year I’ve felt that I can’t hit anymore, if I can’t compete with the young guys, yes, I’ll pack up my bags and go home. Right now, I’m not at that stage yet. I might be there at the end of the year."
— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) August 20, 2018
Beltre, 39, came out hot to start the season, but he’s dealt with a hamstring injury that has affected his play. He’s batting .278 with a .726 OPS this year in 87 games. His injury issues have forced him to DH more frequently this season.
Beltre will be a free agent after the season. He has said that he will finish his career with the Rangers either way.