On July 30, 2017, he became the 31st player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits and the first from the Dominican Republic. While working out at Campo Las Palmas in 1994, a Los Angeles Dodgers facility – one of the first of its kind for a Major League Baseball (MLB) team in the Dominican Republic – Beltré was spotted by scouts Ralph Avila and Pablo Peguero.
On the insistence of Avila and Peguero, the Dodgers signed him in July 1994 with a $23,000 signing bonus.
After being called up to the majors from the then-Dodgers' double-A affiliate San Antonio Missions, Beltré made his major league debut on June 24, 1998, starting at third base in the first game of an interleague series against the Anaheim Angels.
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Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979) is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman playing for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
At the time, he was the youngest player in the National League (NL).
During his first at-bat, Beltré hit a two-out run batted in (RBI) double off Angels starter Chuck Finley into left field to score Paul Konerko from second base to tie the game.
The fifth major leaguer to hit at least 100 home runs for three different teams, he has hit at least 20 home runs in 12 different seasons, and in five, driven in at least 100 runs.
He hit a major league-leading 48 home runs while playing for the Dodgers in 2004, was the team MVP of the Red Sox in 2010, and tied for the major league lead in hits in 2013 while playing for the Rangers.
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Beltré is a four-time selection for the Silver Slugger Award and MLB All-Star Game, and a five-time winner of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.