Rangers acquire Khris Davis from A’s for Elvis Andrus

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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).

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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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