On Sunday, rumors emerged from ESPN Deportes that the Rangers were close to reaching an agreement with Adrian Beltre. However, the team held a Monday press conference to discuss a number of things, and according to T.R. Sullivan, nothing appears to be close on the Beltre front.
Sullivan says that the Rangers officials were "not particularly optimistic" about the team's chances of signing the free agent third baseman. Additionally, while current third baseman Michael Young has been asked about a position change, he was less than receptive and expressed a reluctance to make another move.
So it's unclear where all of this stands. What we know is that the Rangers and Angels are interested in getting Beltre locked up. Certainly, nothing looks to be imminent, and even if the Rangers are hotly involved, they aren't as far along as ESPN suggested.
The Angels continue to look like the best fit for Beltre. Should the Rangers miss out, it's expected that they'll try to re-sign DH Vladimir Guerrero.