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Adrian Beltre feels at home already

ARLINGTON, Texas -- He hasn't played a game yet, but newly acquired third baseman Adrian Beltre said he feels at home with the Texas Rangers.

"I already feel comfortable," Beltre said. "I feel at home. The transition has been so easy with these guys, you have fun, they make you feel welcomed. I feel like I've been here for three years, that’s how easy it's been. I try and do whatever I can."

Beltre will bat fourth for the Friday home opener and is excited, but nervous about Opening Day.

"It's just the whole thing," Beltre said of playing on opening day. "The huge expectations, a little nervous trying to see how the first game is going to turn out. You prepare yourself for spring training and get ready for the season."

The expectations are high for these Rangers. Nolan Ryan expects the team to win the division title and make a deep playoff run and several players agreed. But the Rangers are not going to sneak up on anybody because people remember the run to the World Series.

"Of course, it's not just the division it's to win the World Series," Beltre said. "Of course it's not going to be easy we’re going to face teams with good pitching staffs and good lineups but you have to set our bar high. We do want to win here and just to make the playoffs is not good enough."