Retired 3B Adrian Beltre Says He Doesn’t Miss Baseball “That Much”

Adrian Beltre. Photo by Albert Pena/Csm/REX/Shutterstock

We often hear retired professional athletes saying that they miss the sport they played. Some even miss it so much that they decide to un-retire merely months after making a retirement decision. But, it seems that retired All-Star third baseman Adrian Beltre won’t be one of them.

Beltre, who played in the league for 21 seasons and retired in 2019 as a member of Texas Rangers, recently shared his feelings about witnessing his first MLB season as a retired player with the reporters and said that he doesn’t miss baseball “that much.” 

“I thought I was going to miss it more, but I’m good,” – Beltre told reporters on Wednesday. “So far it’s been good, so hopefully stays that way.”

“I’ve seen the guys play, and talked to the guys, and every game I see, I don’t feel like I wish I could be there,” – he added. “I miss the guys, hanging around the guys. … Beyond that, I don’t think that I’m missing the game that much.”

During his time in MLB, Adrian Beltre played for Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, and the Rangers. He retired being in to top ten all-time among players on third baseman position in games played, assists, putouts, and double plays. Beltre’s career highlights include four All-Star appearances, five Golden Glove Awards and four Silver Slugger Awards.