Red Sox Go on the Defensive Again, Sign Adrian Beltre

Posted: 4th January 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Theo Epstein looked at the defensive statistics and saw his team was one of the worstûif not the worst defensive team in baseball last season. His goal this offseasonùto improve the Boston Red Sox overall defense. First he added Marco Scutaro to play short, then he added Mike Cameron to play left and now he has added another superior defensive player. According to Peter Gammons via Twitter , the Red Sox have signed 3B Adrian Beltre to a one-year, $9 million contract with a player option for $5 million for 2011. The deal is pending a physical. This a great value signing by the Red Sox. Beltre is one of the best defensive third baseman in the game and completely fits with what Epstein is trying to do defensively. Over the last three years, Beltre ranks fourth amongst all major league third ...

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