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Report: Elvis Andrus Will Not Opt Out Of Contract

October 29, 2018 - 5:44 pm

ARLINGTON (105.3 The Fan) - Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will not opt out of his contract and will remain with the club in 2019, according to Jon Heyman.

Andrus has four years and $58 million left on his current contract and has another opt-out after next season. 

Andrus appeared to indicate he wouldn't be opting out during his appearance with 105.3 The Fan this past weekend.

"I'm really blessed, and I love this city," Andrus said at Fanniversary 2018. "I would love to live the rest of my life here, and I would like to retire as a Ranger. ... I don't have any plans on leaving."

The 30-year-old had a down season after having a career-year in 2017. Andrus missed 59 games after breaking his elbow on a hit by a pitch in early April and couldn't ever seem to find consistency at the plate as he had done the year prior. He hit .256 with just six home runs and 33 RBI.