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Keith Olbermann on Derek Jeter: Calm down, he's retiring, 'not dead'

Keith Olbermann on Derek Jeter: Calm down, he's retiring, 'not dead'

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) --ESPN contributor Kieth Olbermann blasted baseball romantics Tuesday night for the seemingly endless doting on Derek Jeter as he prepares to retire.
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Orioles defeat Rangers 8-3

Nelson Cruz's three-run homer capped a six-run eighth inning as the Baltimore Orioles rallied for an 8-3 win over the Texas Rangers.
Rangers flatten Detroit

Rangers flatten Detroit

Shin-Soo Choo clubbed a two-run homer and Yu Darvish continued his dominance of the Detroit Tigers to lead the Texas Rangers to a 9-2 win Thursday in the opener of a four-game series at Comerica Park.
Texas Rangers push past Seattle Mariners

Texas Rangers push past Seattle Mariners

Elvis Andrus' two-run homer propelled the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Seattle Mariners defeat Rangers 6-2

Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI to lead the Seattle Mariners in a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers to open a two-game set.

Houston Astros beat Rangers 5-4

Matt Dominguez roped a liner off the wall in right to plate Dexter Fowler in the bottom of the ninth and send the Houston Astros to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Rangers shut out Houston Astros 4-0

Colby Lewis struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings and the Texas Rangers blanked the Houston Astros, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game series from Minute Maid Park.

Rangers shut out Rockies 5-0

Prince Fielder homered as the Texas Rangers shut out the Colorado Rockies, 5-0, on Thursday.

Rockies defeat Texas Rangers 12-1

The Colorado Rockies collected a season-high 21 hits and defeated the Texas Rangers, 12-1, on Tuesday at Coors Field.
Rangers blow past Brewers

Rangers blow past Brewers

Prince Fielder went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer to lead the Texas Rangers to a 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.

MLB: San Francisco 4, Texas 4

Shin-Soo Choo smacked a solo homer and scored twice as the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants played to a 4-4 tie in spring training action.

MLB: Texas 6, Los Angeles Angels 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A leadoff home run in the ninth by Jurickson Profar gave Texas a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels Thursday and kept the Rangers in the race for the playoffs.

MLB: Texas 3, Houston 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers rode a go-ahead home run by Adrian Beltre to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros Tuesday that kept them in middle of the AL wild card race.

MLB: Texas 3, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Matt Garza fired eight innings of one-run ball Saturday and the Texas Rangers kept pace in the AL wild-card race with a 3-1 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Texas 3 (12 inn.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Desmond Jennings singled home Jose Lobaton from second with one out in the 12th inning Wednesday to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 win over Texas.
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Seattle Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre reacts after a strike against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning during an interleague game at Coors Field in Denver on June 14. 2009. The Rockies beat the Mariners 7-1 to set a club record eleventh straight win. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Texas Rangers. He has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998–2004), the Seattle Mariners (2005–2009), and the Boston Red Sox (2010). He bats and throws right-handed.

He was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994. Beltré attended Liceo Maximo Gomez High School, where he developed into one of the school’s top players. In 1994, while working out at Campo Las Palmas, the Los Angeles Dodgers facility, he was spotted by scouts Ralph Avila and Pablo Peguero. Though only 15 and weighing just 130 pounds, he had a lightning-quick swing and electric throwing arm. On the insistence of Avila and Peguero, the Dodgers signed Beltré in July. He received a $23,000 bonus. When it was revealed that Beltré had signed his initial contract at the age of 15, commissioner Bud Selig suspended the Dodgers' scouting operations in the Dominican Republic for a year, because signing a player at that age was prevented under MLB rules.

After being called up to the majors from the then Dodgers Double-A affiliate San Antonio Missions, Beltré made his major league debut on June 24, starting at third base in the first game of an interleague series against the Anaheim Angels. During his first at-bat, Beltré smashed a two-out RBI double off Angels starter Chuck Finley into left field to score Paul Konerko from second base to tie the game. He would hit his first home run six days later against Texas Rangers starter Rick Helling. At the end of the 1998 season, Beltré would finish with 13 errors at third base while batting .215 with seven home runs.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adrian Beltre."
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