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Adrian Beltre In Texas, Close To Signing Six-Year Deal With Rangers

Adrian Beltre traveled to Texas on Tuesday to undergo a physical, the final hurdle in him agreeing to a six-year deal to takeover as the third baseman for the Rangers

The contract is reportedly worth $96 million over the six years, with the final season a vesting option at $16 million -- the Rangers will be able to "void the last year of the deal if Beltre fails to reach a certain number of plate appearances in the fourth and/or fifth years of the contract." It's the second-largest contract in the history of the Rangers franchise. 

The announcement could come as soon as Wednesday. 

Beltre's deal comes after a couple months of rumored negotiations with the Red Sox, Angels and A's, and a few days of back-and-forth with the Rangers -- as recently was Monday, the deal with Texas was off, 24 hours after it was originally reported. 

Beltre, 31, is coming off one his best seasons as a pro with Boston, leading the Sox on offense, hitting .321/.365/.553 with 28 home runs and an OPS+ of 141, the second-highest mark of his career.

Our Texas Rangers blog, Lone Star Ball, feels "good" about the Beltre signing in what is a very official and scientific poll