The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis from the Oakland A’s for shortstop Elvis Andrus.
Texas will receive catcher Jonah Heim and right-hander Dane Acker as part of the deal and Oakland will acquire catching prospect Aramis Garcia and $13.5 million in cash.
Andrus has spent his full 12-year career with the Rangers, where he’s earned two All-Star selections and lead the team to a World Series birth in 2010 and 2011.
Davis is entering the final year of his two-year contract extension where he will make $16.75 million.
Andrus has two years and $28.5 million remaining on his contract, including a $15 million player option for the 2023 season.
Davis struggled at the plate last season with career lows in batting average (.200) and slugging percentages (.329).
Andrus also fell off last season hitting a career low batting average (.194) and a career-low on-base percentage (.252).
Hopefully, a change of scenery can rejuvenate both Davis’ and Andrus’ struggles behind the plate for the upcoming season.
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