Beltre not done but would be $96 million over six years

The Rangers still have work to do before they finalize an agreement with free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre.

But the deal is far enough along, according to sources, that it would be worth $96 million over six years.

It would also include a clause that would allow the Rangers to void the sixth year if Beltre doesn’t reach a certain amount of plate appearances. The Rangers worked out a similar clause with agent Scott Boras when they did a five-year deal with pitcher Kevin Millwood.

The deal is not done. There is still contract language issues and clauses to be worked out. Beltre would also have to pass a physical. But the two sides have made significant progress toward reaching an agreement.


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