Beltre also says his preference is to return to the Red Sox.
"If everything was close to the same, I would go back to Boston," Beltre said. "But we have to see. The number of years is what is important to me."
Beltre says he could arrive at a decision soon, but wouldn't name any of the teams he was considering besides the Red Sox.
UPDATE: A member of the A's organization tells the San Francisco Chronicle 's Susan Slusser that the team has made a "big offer."
Perhaps, he's hoping the Red Sox will match that offer, until ultimately taking the money and running to Oakland.
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