Beltre, shown playing for the Dominican Republic during the 2007 World Baseball Classic, hit at least 25 homers in three consecutive seasons with Seattle (2006-08).
But last season, he hit just 8 homers and drove in 44 runs in 111 games.
He was plagued by a shoulder injury last season, and also had to go on the disabled list after taking a grounder in the groin. He was not wearing a cup.
Reuters Graphic / Marc Serota