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Rangers extend Adrian Beltre through 2016 season

The third baseman will be in Texas for the next two seasons.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers have amended Adrian Beltre's contract to keep him with the club through the 2016 season, according to a club announcement. Beltre previously had a vesting option for a sixth season on his contract, though the Rangers opted to guarantee his salary instead of having his number of plate appearances become a story throughout the season.

According to Jon Heyman of, Beltre will earn $16 million in 2015 before earning $18 million in 2016, making his total contract with the team worth $96 million over six seasons.

In his first four seasons with Texas, Beltre has been phenomenal, hitting .315/.364/.530 with 117 home runs in 589 games. He has been named to the AL All-Star team in three of his four seasons with the club, providing much-needed consistency on both offense and defense for a Rangers' team that has undergone plenty of change over the past few seasons.

For his career, Beltre is a lifetime .285/.337/.479 hitter with 395 home runs in seventeen major-league seasons with the Dodgers (1998-2004), Mariners (2005-2009), Red Sox (2010) and Rangers (2011-2014).