Adrian Beltre Quotes

Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979), nicknamed "The Captain", is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994, he made his MLB debut with the Dodgers at age 19, and has since become one of the most all-round accomplished players in history, ranking 13th in defensive Wins Above Replacement and the fourth third baseman to achieve 400 home runs and 1,500 runs batted in. Beltré is a four-time selection for the Silver Slugger Award and MLB All-Star Game, and a five-time winner of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. He has also played for the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. He bats and throws right-handed

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Adrian Beltre


I'm not a rookie anymore-no more excuses about being young.

Adrian Beltre


I'm not perfect. Nobody's perfect. But I love baseball and I love to play hard.

Adrian Beltre


2004 has to be my year. No more excuses.

Adrian Beltre


I work hard on my defense. It's something I take pride in, but it's nothing that I want to brag about. It's part of my game.

Adrian Beltre


I have to get better, but I can't change the way I play.

Adrian Beltre


“I prefer to hit 3-4-5, but I'll do whatever the club needs. I started the season in 2004 hitting seventh, and that didn't work out too bad. By the end of the year I was batting fourth.”

Adrian Beltre


“If the team needs me, I want to do it. If they need me at shortstop, I'll play shortstop.”

Adrian Beltre


“Really, this might be my worst year when you consider all the expectations I had coming in. I thought I'd do a lot more. I thought we'd do a lot better.”

Adrian Beltre


“Frankie called my room and told me to turn on ESPN, ... If all you saw was that one clip they had and nothing else, I guess it looked like a fight. That's OK. I don't care what they say.”

Adrian Beltre


“I don't know yet,”

Adrian Beltre


“Don't like them, ... I'm not comfortable with them. When you move, it moves around. I never wear one.”

Adrian Beltre


“He can make the lineup on any team. Especially on our team. If he is able to come back and play with us in Puerto Rico, our team is going to be a lot better.”

Adrian Beltre


“The way I'm hitting, I'd better make those plays. This year, I'm getting paid for my defense. I work hard at it, I take pride in it. In games like this, small plays make a difference.”

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“Guys get frustrated like Frankie did, and I understand that, ... If it had taken place out of sight, that would have been one thing. But there were cameras there. There was no way it was going to end good like that, so something had to be done. And it wasn't just me. It was a couple of guys.”

Adrian Beltre


“It's not a physical thing; my body's held up fine,”

Adrian Beltre