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.
Adrian Beltre appears to be weighing whether he’d like to go to a contender (Atlanta) or not. Says he has not been presented with a specific deal. But also acknowledged he still wants to win; so he hasn’t resigned himself to go giving up on that— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 28, 2018
Adrian Beltre when asked specifically about a trade to Atlanta:— Emily Jones (@EmilyJonesMcCoy) July 28, 2018
“That is too much information for you to have.”
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.
Adrian Beltre said he will only accept a trade if he gets a real chance to win....and can make a meaningful contribution to New team...says trade must work for him and the Rangers— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) July 28, 2018