Elvis Andrus and Rangers Reportedly Agree on Massive Contract Extension

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIApril 1, 2013

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has reportedly agreed to a massive contract extension with the franchise.

UPDATE: Monday, Apr. 1, at 7:53 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has the latest on Elvis Andrus' contract extension with the Texas Rangers.

The Rangers and Elvis Andrus have a deal on a $120 million, eight-year extension that will bring Andrus' commitment to $131 million over 10 years.

The sides hammered out the agreement during the past couple days.

Andrus' total guarantee will be precisely $131.275 million over 10 years, including the $11.275 million he had left on his three-year deal through 2014. He would have been a free agent after '14.

The deal is expected to be announced sometime this week.

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Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the extension:

Andrus, originally traded to Texas in 2007 by the Atlanta Braves, has been one of the Rangers' top offensive contributors over the past few seasons. Last year, Andrus hit .286 with 85 runs, 62 RBI and 21 stolen bases, and was selected to the second All-Star game of his career. 

The 24-year-old had a strong showing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic and followed that up with a red-hot spring training, where he hit .404 in 51 plate appearances. 

Though he went 0-for-4 in the Rangers' opener against the Houston Astros on Sunday night, Andrus is primed for another All-Star-caliber season in Texas. 


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