Beltré with the Texas Rangers
|Piratas de Campeche – No. 26|
November 1, 1989 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|June 26, 2013, for the Texas Rangers|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||2|
Engel Manuel Beltré (born November 1, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican Baseball League. Beltré briefly lived in New York City, attending DeWitt Clinton High School in 2003. As a child, he was a devoted Yankees fan. Beltré was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent out of the Dominican in 2006 for $575k or $600k.
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. He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.
- John Sterling, WCBS 880 radio broadcast of NYY v. TEX, June 27, 2013.
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- "Eastern League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.