Engel Beltré

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Engel Beltré
Engel Beltré on July 8, 2013.jpg
Texas Rangers – No. 43
Outfielder
Born: (1989-11-01) November 1, 1989 (age 24)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 26, 2013 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .250
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2
Teams

Engel Manuel Beltré (born November 1, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. Beltré briefly lived in New York City, attending DeWitt Clinton High School in 2003.[1] As a child, he was a devoted Yankees fan.[2] Beltré was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent out of the Dominican in 2006 for $575k or $600k.[1]

On July 31, 2007, Beltré along with Kason Gabbard and David Murphy were traded from the Red Sox to the Texas Rangers for Éric Gagné.[3]

Beltré started the 2013 season with the Triple-A Round Rock Express. He was recalled by the Rangers on June 23, 2013 when Craig Gentry was added to the disabled list. He made his MLB debut on June 26 against the New York Yankees as a pinch runner in the ninth inning and was caught stealing second base. He got his first two major league hits the next day against Phil Hughes. Beltré was optioned back to Round Rock on August 2, and recalled on August 5.

Beltré played in the 2013 World Baseball Classic with the Spain national baseball team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.sonsofsamhorn.net/wiki/index.php/Engel_Beltr%C3%A9
  2. ^ John Sterling, WCBS 880 radio broadcast of NYY v. TEX, June 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Red Sox get their man in Gagne

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