Rangers will retire Adrián Beltré’s number in 2019

Ashley Varela
NBC Sports

Former MLB third baseman and longtime Rangers slugger Adrián Beltré will be honored during a mid-season number retirement ceremony in 2019, the Rangers announced during their annual Winter Warmup on Friday. He’ll be the last player to wear no. 29 for the team and will join the likes of renowned pitcher Nolan Ryan, skipper Johnny Oates, and catcher Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez, all of whom had their own jersey numbers retired within the last 23 years.

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The 39-year-old infielder capped a marvelous major league career in 2018. He split 21 seasons in MLB among the Dodgers, Mariners, Red Sox, and Rangers, racking up a cumulative four All-Star nominations, five Gold Gloves, and four Silver Slugger awards during that span. With a lifetime .286/.339/.480 batting line, 477 home runs, 3,166 hits, and 84 fWAR under his belt, most of which were delivered during his eight years in Texas, he officially announced his retirement in a statement through the club last November.

While a specific date has not been announced for Beltré’s jersey retirement ceremony, it’s expected to take place sometime in June.

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