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Rangers gear for Adrian Beltre's impact

His signing came with consequences, but veteran's glove, bat are impossible to ignore

Updated: March 31, 2011, 1:44 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The last few years, you could count on a huddle of minor leaguers gawking at Elvis Andrus as he took grounders on the back fields in spring training. Andrus scoops nearly every ball with a fluid, smooth motion and makes the difficult plays look easy.

But this spring, it was Andrus who looked like one of those minor leaguers eager to see a defensive star in the desert. Adrian Beltre got Andrus' attention for much of March. Once the veteran third baseman returned from a calf strain, he put ...

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