Adrian Beltre Says He’d Like to Return to Boston

It would be wise for the Red Sox to re-sign Adrian Beltre. Thankfully, Beltre is on the same page.

The third baseman told the Boston Globe that his preference would be to stay in Boston and he could sign a deal "right now if I wanted to." That said, he'll have to consider the deal, as well.

"I got used to seeing that park full in the first inning and still full in the ninth inning. I liked that atmosphere," Beltre told the Globe. "If everything was close to the same, I would go back to Boston. But we have to see. The number of years is what is important to me."

The Oakland A's offered Beltre a five-year, $45 million deal on Nov. 17 and are widely considered Boston's top competitor for the All-Star. Beltre played on the west coast for the Dodgers (1998 to 2004) and Mariners (2005 to 2009) for the first 12 years of his career.

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