Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers and shortstop Elvis Andrus are
reportedly on the verge of a long-term contract.
According to the Dallas Morning News and MLB.com, the framework is in place
for a multi-year extension. FOX Sports and CBS Sports both have reported it to
be an eight-year deal worth $120 million.
Andrus is currently signed through the 2014 season, but the extension would
carry through the 2022 campaign. However, all reports indicate the new deal
would likely include an opt-out clause after the 2018 season.
The 25-year-old native of Venezuela has just begun his fifth season as the
Rangers' starting shortstop. He went 0-for-4 in Sunday's opener against
Andrus, a two-time All-Star, is a career .274 hitter in 602 big league games.
He has played at least 145 games every year since his rookie campaign of 2009
and last year set career bests with a .286 average, 31 doubles and 62 runs
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