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Adrian Beltre announces retirement after 21 seasons

By on November 20, 2018

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre officially announced his retirement from baseball on Tuesday.

“After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I’ve been doing for my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love,” said Beltre in a statement.

The 39-year old Dominican Republic native amassed over 3000 hits and played in 2933 regular season games during his illustrious career.

He posted a combined .286 batting average, .819 OPS, 477 homers, and 1707 RBI over a span of 21 seasons split between the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Rangers.

He made four MLB all-star appearances, and won five Gold Glove Awards, two Platinum Glove Awards and four Silver Slugger Awards. He was also a National League home run leader in 2004, and hit for the cycle a record three times in that span.

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