Beltre hopes Young stays
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:57 pm
Adrian Beltre showed up at Rangers camp Friday, and took batting practice with a group that included Josh Hamilton. Position players are required to report Saturday, and presumably Michael Young will be among them. The signing of Beltre displaced Young, the Rangers' all-time hits leader, from third base into a super-utility/DH role. Young doesn't like the move and has requested a trade, creating a potentially awkward situation.
"There's nothing I can do about it, but if you want my opinion, the ballclub is better with him on it," Beltre told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "I thought I was going to be with him. These guys in here have a lot of respect for him, and I hope everything will work out."
-- David Andriesen