Looking back, Adrian Beltre has no regrets. He called signing with the Texas Rangers prior to the 2011 season "the best decision so far in my career." The Rangers were just as pleased. Beltre had a memorable first season with Texas, winning the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger. He batted .296 with 32 home runs and 105 RBIs, and "saved" 17 runs on defense, according to The Fielding Bible. All of that came in just 124 regular-season games after spending more than five weeks on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Beltre didn't slow down in the postseason, either. He hit three home runs vs. Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the American League Division Series, the series-clinching victory for Texas. Then he had the memorable home run in Game 5 of the World Series in which he finished with one knee on the ground. The following game, Beltre homered again.
Beltre hopes second season with Rangers even better
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Mar 13