ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have retired jersey number 29 in honor of former third baseman Adrian Beltre.
He ended his baseball career last November after 21 seasons and more than 3,000 hits.
The team decided earlier this year that no Ranger would ever wear number 29 again.
The jersey was retired at a ceremony Saturday night before the second game of the Rangers' doubleheader.
During the ceremony, it was also announced that the city of Arlington designated June 6, 2019, as "Adrian Beltre Day."
"I'm trying to put in perspective. I didn't expect this so soon. Having your number retired is something. I'm really appreciative of that,” Beltre said about the honor.
Beltre says these days, he spends time with his family in California, and his kids keep him busy.