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Rangers’ Adrian Beltre Announces Retirement

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Texas Rangers veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre who has played 21 season and has collected over 3,000 career hits has officially announced his retirement.

Beltre issued an official statement where he thanked fans, friends, agents, and the teams he has played for, as well as former Los Angeles Dodgers executive Tommy Lasorda, adding in the statement that it was “time to call it a career”.

“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” Beltre said.

Beltre, 39,  hit .273 with 15 home runs and 65 RBIs for texas this season.

Beltre’s numbers are Hall of Fame worthy and at the conclusion of the 208 season he ranked first among active players in hits, games played (2,933, 14th all time), at-bats (11,068, eighth all time) and plate appearances (12,130). He was second among active players in home runs, RBIs, WAR (95.7, 38th all time), runs scored (1,524, 64th), doubles (636, 11th), total bases (5,309, 14th) and extra-base hits (1,151, 14th).

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Cardinals Re-Sign Adam Wainwright

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The St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed veteran right hander Adam Wainwright, according to an official team announcement.

Wainwright’s new deal is for one-year, but the value of the deal is not currently known.

Wainwright, 38, pitched to the tune of a 4.19 ERA last season.

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Nationals Interested In Josh Donaldson

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The World Series Champion Washington Nationals are looking to improve their championship roster this offseason and have a certain slugger in mind as they gear up for the winter.

According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Nationals are one of six teams showing early interest in free agent Josh Donaldson.

Along with the Nationals, the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Atlanta Braves are all interested in the veteran third baseman.

Donaldson posted a slash line of .259/.379/.521 with 37 home runs last season for the Braves.

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Mets’ Zack Wheeler Drawing Interest from Multiple Teams

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New York Mets’ free agent hurler Zack Wheeler is drawing interest from multiple teams, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Additionally, the Mets are interested in a potential multi-year agreement with Wheeler, but it is unclear where the two sides are in that process.

Wheelers has a few days to accept or reject his $17.8 million qualifying offer from the Mets, but hit is extremely unlikely he does.

Wheeler, 29, had been shopped ahead of the 2019 trade deadline, and is expected to draw interest from a number of teams in free agency this winter.

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