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Beltre to Nationals an unfounded rumor

Beltre to Nationals an unfounded rumor

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There was a rumor circulating at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday that the Nationals have interest in third baseman Adrian Beltre, but it turned out to be just a rumor. Washington already has a third baseman in Ryan Zimmerman.

It was even circulating that that Nationals would switch Zimmerman from third to first base if Beltre came on board. A baseball source was laughing when he heard the story. The source felt the Beltre camp is trying to get teams involved in a bidding war for the third baseman's services.