Elvis is leaving Texas.
Veteran infielder Elvis Andrus was traded to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, simply over two months after the Texas Rangers mentioned the one participant remaining from their solely two World Collection appearances would not be the beginning shortstop after 12 seasons in that position.
Texas is sending the 32-year-old Andrus, catcher Aramis Garcia and $13.5 million US to the A’s for designated hitter Khris Davis, together with catcher Jonah Heim and right-hander Dane Acker.
Andrus, who made his main league debut with the Rangers at age 20 in 2009, is owed $14 million in every of the subsequent two seasons. The eight-year, $120-million deal he signed in 2015 additionally features a $15 million choice for 2023 that due to the commerce turns into a participant choice if he has 550 plate appearances in 2022, or 1,100 mixed in 2021-22.
Oakland lately misplaced shortstop Marcus Semien to Toronto in free company.
The Rangers mentioned in December that Gold Glove-winning third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa can be given the chance to be their beginning shortstop subsequent season. They informed Andrus then to arrange to play all infield positions.
When Andrus made his MLB debut, the Rangers moved Michael Younger — then 32 himself — to 3rd base after he had been an all-star shortstop the earlier 5 seasons. Younger remains to be the group’s profession chief and Andrus is second on the checklist for video games performed, at-bats and triples. Younger can also be the profession chief for hits and runs, with Andrus third in each these classes.
“On behalf of the Texas Rangers, I need to thank Elvis Andrus for the large influence he has made on our group over the past 12 years. His play on the sector, his connection to our followers, and his work in the neighborhood have performed an integral half in shaping our franchise,” Rangers chairman and supervisor companion Ray Davis mentioned. “He’ll ceaselessly be a member of the Texas Rangers household. We want him the easiest.”
Andrus has batted .274 over his 12 seasons, and the two-time all-star is the one MLB participant with no less than 10 seasons of 145 video games or extra since he debuted in 2009, earlier than the Rangers went to the World Collection in every of the subsequent two seasons. He hit .194 final season when restricted to 29 video games due to lingering decrease again points.
In 79 profession video games towards the Rangers, Davis hit .271 with 15 doubles, 32 homers and 80 RBI.
Davis is signed for $16.75 million this season.
Heim, a 25-year-old switch-hitter, made his main league debut with the A’s in 2020, hitting .211 with 5 RBI in 13 video games. Acker was the A’s fourth-round choice out of Oklahoma n shortened MLB draft final summer season.
Garcia was acquired by Texas from San Francisco in a November 25 waiver declare. He missed your entire 2020 season whereas recovering from surgical procedure on his proper hip labrum.