Red Sox Tighten Up With Beltre

Jan 4, 2010

The Red Sox have once again bolstered their defense by landing two-time Gold Glove Third Baseman Adian Beltre according to ESPN. The move all but signifies the end of Mike Lowell’s time in Boston.

His power numbers were down last year as Beltre battled through injuries, but he should bounce back in Boston. He’ll have to improve his play at Fenway though. In 16 games he hit .179 with 6 runs, 3 doubles, 0 HRs, 4 RBIs, and a .531 OPS.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. LEV
    January 5th, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    I like this signing. If healthy he’ll be nice, powerful fit in the lineup. Plus he is always great with the glove.

  2. LestersLegends
    January 5th, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    Agree. Not quite the splash the Yanks made last year, but with Beltre and Cameron the Sox mean defense this year.

  3. Rad
    January 5th, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    I was not happy with this signing at all, another under the radar move that improves the Sox defense and will make their pitchers even tougher. Great move by them.

  4. LestersLegends
    January 5th, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    If you’re not happy, then it’s a good move. Not sure if it’s enough to keep up with your Yanks or not, but it should help.

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