http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/news/story?id=5991829The Texas Rangers and Adrian Beltre have agreed to a contract that could pay the free agent third baseman $96 million over six years.
"We all know that the Rangers have a really good team. I want to win," Beltre said Wednesday. "The team is willing to do whatever it takes to get to the next step. That's one of the factors to make my decision to come here easier."
Beltre gets $14 million this year; $15 million in 2012; $16 million in 2013; $17 million in 2014; $18 million in 2015; and $16 million in 2016. Only five years and $80 million of the contract are guaranteed. The Rangers can void the final season if Beltre fails to have either 1,200 plate appearances in 2014 and 2015 combined, or 600 in 2015.