Adrian Beltre was scheduled to arrive in Texas on Tuesday for a physical, sources told ESPNDallas.com and ESPN.com. The physical, assuming Beltre passes, would pave the way for the 31-year-old to become the club's starting third baseman on Opening Day. An announcement could come as early as Wednesday.
A source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that the sides had agreed on the parameters of a six-year, $96 million deal, but that the Rangers could void the sixth year of the deal at $16 million should Beltre not reach particular thresholds, likely a certain number of plate appearances. It means Beltre is getting a guaranteed $80 million over five years.
The acquisition means Michael Young would move to DH and in a super utility role where he would play some second base, third base and shortstop.