The Texas Rangers and shortstop Elvis Andrus are on the verge of agreeing to eight-year $120 million contract extension according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
The eight-year deal would be in addition to the final two years of Andrus’ current contract, according to CBSSports.com, giving the Rangers control of the two-time All-Star through 2022.
Andrus, 24, is under contract for a combined $11.275 million the next two seasons, so his total package would come to $10 years, $131.275 million.
Andrus, if he signed an eight-year extension, would be eligible for free agency at 34. A deal would increase the chances of the Rangers’ top prospect, Jurickson Profar, moving from shortstop to second, with second baseman Ian Kinsler eventually moving to the outfield or first base.
Andrus, has emerged as one of the best shortstops in the American League in recent years and should only improve from here on out.