Rangers Moving Aggressively On Adrian Beltre?

The Rangers "have made [an] aggressive play" for free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre, reports ESPN's Karl Ravech (Twitter link).  Ravech wonders if they're setting up for the possibility of Cliff Lee signing with the Yankees.

An aggressive Beltre pursuit would represent a change of course for Texas.  On Friday night, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted that the Rangers were "not at all optimistic about getting Beltre, backing off for now."  Today Rosenthal tweets that nothing has changed, but there's no denying the Rangers' interest. 

The Rangers still have Michael Young under contract for three more seasons, so if they acquire Beltre they'd either need to trade Young or use him as a designated hitter.



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