After last season ended, Jeff Luhnow knew the team needed a left-handed lineup presence and some guys who handled the bat well. His "Core Four", as Luhnow describes them, were all young and right-handed at the plate. Then you add Cuban import Yuli Gurriel, another right-handed hitter, and the
The nine-time All-Star is in his 20th major league season, three weeks into a second tour of duty with the Houston Astros. Beltran turned 40 on Monday, a day after drawing a leadoff walk and coming around to score the go-ahead run in an extra-innings victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Watch Gallo and the Rangers in Monday's Free MLB Game of the Day on Yahoo Sports.