The Oakland Athletics are acquiring shortstop Elvis Andrus and another player from the Texas Rangers for designated hitter Khris Davis and a pair of prospects, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The A’s will also receive $13.5 million and minor-league catcher Aramis Garcia in the deal, while catcher Jonah Heim and right-hander Dane Acker will head to the Rangers.
Andrus, 32, was the longest-tenured Ranger after 12 seasons and the only player remaining from their back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.
Andrus played only 29 games last season because of lingering back issues and hit only .194 with three homers and seven RBIs. He is owed $28.5 million over the next two seasons.
For his career, Andrus has hit .274 with 76 homers, 636 RBIs and 305 steals.
Andrus figures to replace Marcus Semien at shortstop who signed a free-agent deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Davis, 33, has 218 career homers over eight seasons with the Brewers and A’s. In 2018 he led MLB with 48 homers, but hit only two last season over 30 games.
For four straight seasons Davis hit exactly .247 before dropping to .220 in 2019.
The trade was first reported by The Athletic.
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