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Adrian Beltre Sets Hit Record For Latin American Born Players

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With his second-inning double Thursday afternoon off Oakland Athletics starter Daniel Mengden, it was the 3,054th career hit for Texas Rangers third baseman and Domincan Republic native Adrian Beltre, which set a new Major League record for Latin American born players.

Rod Carew of Panama was the previous hit record holder for Latin Americans.

Later in the same game, Beltre recorded an eighth-inning single, tying Rickey Henderson for 23rd on MLB’s all-time hit list with 3,055 (which he has since surpassed).

Beltre, who’s 39 and in his 21st Major League season, acknowledged his milestones after the game:

“It means a lot, obviously. We grew up watching those guys play in the big leagues. I never thought I would be mentioned with those guys. Obviously, for me it is humbling. Hard to believe because I grew up with those guys. Obviously, it’s because I have been playing a long time and I have been lucky enough to stay on the field.

“I don’t know how long I will stay up there. There are a lot of guys coming up behind me. But to get that is something I am proud of.”

 

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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