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.