Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement Mark McGwire Jersey , per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.BREAKING: Adrian Beltre just announced his retirement. Here the complete list of full-time third basemen with 3,000+ hits and 400+ HR:Adrian Beltre *end*@MLB @MLBNetwork @Rangers— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 20, 2018The 39-year-old Beltre retires with 477 home runs, 3,166 hits and 1,707 RBI - along with a career batting average of .286. Beltre was a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glover, having won four Silver Slugger Awards throughout his illustrious career.Beltre joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998 as a 19-year-old, and quickly emerged as one of the game's brightest stars. After seven seasons on the west coast, Beltre signed a five-year, $64 million contract with the Seattle Mariners - where he compiled 103 home runs, 396 RBI and a .266 batting average.advertisingThe future Hall of Famer then joined the Boston Red Sox for one year in 2010 http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-khris-davis-jersey , before signing a five-year, $80 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Beltre became the final piece of a long-struggling Texas team, helping this group finally grow into a championship contender. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY SportsBeltre led the Rangers to consecutive AL pennants in the 2010 and 2011 seasons, but they fell to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in those two series, respectively. Beltre also helped them reach the 2012 AL Wild Card Game, and guided Texas to AL West division titles in 2015 and '16.advertisingIn his final season, Beltre batted .273 with 15 home runs, 65 RBI and a OPS of .763.What This MeansWith Beltre retired, it takes one premier free agent off the market, and the Rangers will now have to work quickly to replace him. Of course, there's obviously no replacing the leadership and strong personality Beltre brought every night.Beltre is as big of a lock for the Baseball Hall of Fame as there possibly could be. He was one of baseball's top hitters and defensive third basemen for two full decades http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , and he did it all cleanly.Expect Beltre to be inducted in his first year of eligibility.advertising WASHINGTON — Tuesday night’s victory made it easy to overlook the fact that St. Louis Cardinals pitchers are issuing way too many walks these days.Yadier Molina smacked a grand slam, Marcell Ozuna homered twice and St. Louis beat the Washington Nationals 11-8 to snap a three-game losing streak.The Cardinals hope right-hander Miles Mikolas (13-4, 2.96 ERA) reverses the trend when he opposes right-hander Tanner Roark (8-14, 4.03) in Wednesday night’s series finale.Article continues below ...Molina provided a cushion for St. Louis (77-62) via his sixth career slam, which made it 11-5 with two outs in the ninth and Jordan Hicks later got the final out with the tying run at the plate.The 4-hour, 10-minute game included 16 walks and 20 strikeouts, with 11 walks coming from Cardinals’ pitchers.“The walks are concerning. That’s 11, 10 yesterday and eight the day before,” Shildt said. “It’s actually kind of impressive/depressive (depending) how you want to look at it. We’ve had a real opportunity to win all the last three games.”Washington pitchers gave up a more reasonable number of walks, but surrendered five home runs, including three in the sixth inning. Reliever Austen Williams Darryl Strawberry Jersey , in his second major league game, was victimized in the sixth and Sammy Solis gave up Molina’s grand slam.“They are going to get an opportunity to pitch so they got to realize if they want to pitch here they got to get outs,” Martinez said. “These are the things we have to see. I can’t keep using the same guys every single day. These guys have to pitch.”Molina’s homer and one by Paul DeJong in the sixth came on 0-2 pitches.That can’t happen,” Martinez said. “I told them all ‘hey with our offense we’re going to score (runs). Every inning you guys come in is a closer inning. You got to go in there like you’re going to close the game out.’ That’s how important these innings are.”The Nationals (69-70) fell below .500 after nearly pulling off their third come-from-behind win in five days.Roark had been sizzling since the All-Star break, but struggled in his last start, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings of a loss to the Brewers. Three of the Milwaukee hits were home runs.“Just a little erratic at times, not hitting my spots, and they made me pay for it,” Roark told federalbaseball.com, in summing up his outing after the game.Roark is 2-2 with a 5.57 ERA in six games (four starts) against the Cardinals. He picked up a win against them Aug. 16 in St. Louis when he allowed four runs (three earned) over six innings.Mikolas, who had originally been announced as Tuesday’s starter http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , was moved to Wednesday with John Gant taking the ball Tuesday night. Mikolas took his first loss since June 29 in his last start, when he allowed two runs on eight hits over five innings.“I don’t want to say I’m a victim of bad luck, but a couple of those balls, a couple feet this way or that way, I don’t think they are scoring a run at all,” Mikolas told mlb.com.In his last two starts, he has allowed seven runs (six earned) on 20 hits in 9 2/3 innings.He gave up four runs in seven innings to Washington in a Cardinals’ victory Aug. 13. He’s 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in two games versus the Nationals in his career.