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Adrian Beltre reportedly weighing whether he’d accept trade to a contender

The Braves are rumored to be interested.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers’ third baseman Adrian Beltre is reportedly weighing whether or not he would accept a trade to a contending team. The Atlanta Braves are the team that has been most prominently mentioned in regards to acquiring Beltre. The Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant reports that Beltre has not been presented with a specific deal at this point.

While Johan Camargo has transitioned well into the Braves’ everyday third baseman, acquiring Beltre would give Atlanta a right handed bat and another experienced voice in what is a young clubhouse. The move would also potentially free Camargo to move back to a utility role where he could spell Dansby Swanson at shortstop particularly against left handed pitching.

The Braves have been rumored to be making a number of calls but a deal hasn’t materialized at this point. This situation sounds like it could progress quickly if Beltre ultimately decides that he wants to play meaningful baseball down the stretch.

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