10 MLB players who will find the fountain of youth in 2017

Oct 6, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) takes batting practice before the game against theToronto Blue Jays in game one of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

When you reach the age of 30 as a professional athlete, your days are automatically numbered. It doesn’t matter what sport is involved, it’s a similar story. In this case, it’s America’s Favorite Pastime.

After speaking to numerous athletes, they all want to play until they physically can’t anymore. Some reach a certain age where they want to hang up their cleats, and others realize they don’t have the body they used to.

When it comes to a veteran pitcher whose knuckleball helps him dominate the test of time, a couple veterans hoping to join prestigious hitting clubs this season or someone who wants to just have one more shot at the bigs, each one of these players has a story.

Here are 10 MLB players who will prove age is nothing but a number in 2017.

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Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica is a sports writer with an obsession for baseball. You can catch her in the stands or in the media booth. She's the one with the big hair. In addition to Sportsnaut, Jessica has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and MLB Nation.