Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.
If you didn’t know by now, Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are pretty tight. From their back-and-forth banter to fooling each other on the field, there’s no pair more fun to watch. Need proof?
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Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.
Adrian Beltre hit three straight home runs and the Texas Rangers powered themselves back into the AL championship series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday to win their playoff matchup.
Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz hit consecutive homers in the fifth inning, and the surging Texas Rangers stayed on track for homefield advantage in the AL division series with a 10-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
C.J. Wilson struck out nine in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers returned home with a 7-1 victory over the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Adrian Beltre went 1 for 3 in his spring debut and Josh Hamilton hit his first home run to power the Texas Rangers past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Monday.
It’s long seemed the Angels will be the default landing spot for free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre, but with the A’s reportedly dropping out of contention for Beltre, it would appear he’s running out of options.
Take a look at Adrian Beltre’s career stats, and it jumps out at you: huge spikes in performance when he’s playing for a contract.