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Report: Elvis Andrus won’t opt out of contract with Rangers

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ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 24: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers at bat against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 24, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that shortstop Elvis Andrus won’t opt out of his contract with the Rangers. Andrus has four guaranteed years and $58 million remaining as well as a $15 million club option for the 2023 season (which becomes guaranteed with 550 plate appearances in 2022 or 1,100 PA in 2021-22).

Andrus, 30, is coming off of an injury-shortened season. He hit .256/.308/.367 with 29 extra-base hits, 33 RBI, 53 runs scored, and five stolen bases in 428 plate appearances. Per Baseball reference, Andrus averaged 3.3 WAR per season from 2011-17 but posted just 1.7 WAR in 2018.

Andrus suffered an olecranon fracture in his right elbow when he was hit by a 97 MPH Keynan Middleton fastball on April 11. He came off of the disabled list on June 18 after missing 60 games.

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