Rangers' Adrian Beltre Becomes 5th Player to Hit 100 Home Runs with 3 Teams

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Rangers' Adrian Beltre Becomes 5th Player to Hit 100 Home Runs with 3 Teams
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After belting a fourth-inning home run off Jorge De La Rosa in Wednesday's 9-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers became the fifth player in MLB history to hit 100 home runs for three separate teams, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). 

Beltre joins the exclusive company of Darrell Evans, Reggie Jackson, Alex Rodriguez and Jim Thome as the only players to accomplish this feat. Thome is the most recent addition to the club, as he reached the milestone with the Philadelphia Phillies back in 2012.

Many of Beltre's long balls were accumulated during his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, as he totaled 147 homers there between 1998 and 2004. His best single-season total also came in L.A., when he amassed 48 in the 2004 season.

Beltre barely eclipsed the 100 mark with the Seattle Mariners, tallying 103 home runs from 2005 to 2009. He sits at 100 even with the Rangers entering Thursday's matchup with the Rockies. The 35-year-old also added 28 to his career total during a one-year stint with the Boston Red Sox in 2010.

The Rangers third baseman is under contract with the team through 2015, with a vesting option for 2016, so he should see plenty of additional at-bats to build on his total.

Only time will tell whether Beltre can become the first player to hit 100 dingers for four separate teams. Between his age (35) and contract, he'd probably need a trade for that to happen, and the Rangers seem rather happy to have him around.

 

All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise specified.

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