- Joe McDonald, Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
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Beltre said recently he wanted to return to the Red Sox, but once Boston acquired Adrian Gonzalez, it meant the end of Beltre's stint with the team.
"It's a very busy market for Adrian," Boras said. "We're in the middle of a lot of negotiations with a lot of teams for him and they're ongoing."
Boras' plan to sign Beltre to a one-year deal with Boston worked in the player's favor. Boras was clear when he said his client was using his time with the Red Sox to audition for a job in 2011. Beltre hit .321 with 28 homers and 102 RBIs in 154 games with the Red Sox and was named a first-time All-Star.
"He really liked his teammates and really liked the city," Boras said. "For all of baseball, they got to know who Adrian Beltre was as a leader and what kind of player he was. He played there in a way where he got to experience a different brand of baseball after being a West Coast baseball player his entire life."
His time in Boston was well worth it for both parties, but especially for Beltre.
"It puts him in a position to make a very prepared and informed decision about his free agency and what his choices may be going forward," Boras said.
Joe McDonald covers the Red Sox for ESPNBoston.com.
Free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre enjoyed his one season with the Boston Red Sox in 2010, and now he's ready to move on, according to his agent, Scott Boras.