Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/9/12
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There's little doubt the best third baseman in the American League West is Adrian Beltre. It's not even a fair fight either. While Texas boasts one of the game's best at third base in Beltre, there's plenty of questions and intrigue at third for the other three teams in the West. For all three teams, there's no guarantee that the Opening Day starter will be at third base for game two of the season. Here's a breakdown of the hot corner in the West as well as the team rankings at third. 1. Texas The Rangers have the luxury of having one of the best third basemen in the game at third in Adrian Beltre. Beltre, who signed with the Rangers before the 2011 season, didn't disappoint in his first season in Texas by making the All-Star team and winning a Gold Glove. Beltre, who will bat cleanup for Texas this season, belted 32 home runs and had 105 RBI last season despite playing in just 124 games because of a hamstring injury. Despite the injury, the power numbers were the second best f...
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