Rotowire: Nov 11 / 12:36p ET
News: Beltre (leg) elected Tuesday to become a free agent, ESPNDallas.com reports.
Impact: Rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A, Beltre has decided to test his luck on the open market. Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the team hasn't closed the door on the idea of bringing Beltre back, but also said the team hasn't made him an offer. The 25-year-old Beltre suffered a fractured right tibia late in spring training, necessitating surgery, and he ended up having a rod inserted into his left leg in September.
Rotowire: Oct 6 / 2:10p ET
News: Beltre was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.
Impact: Beltre finished the season on the DL, after undergoing surgery to insert a rod in his left leg. Once healthy, he will offer organizational outfield depth.