Elvis Andrus is a Venezuelan-American professional baseball shortstop for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He had spent the first 12 years of his MLB career playing for the Texas Rangers.
Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay were acquired from the Atlanta Braves for Andrus, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and three minor league pitchers (Matt Harrison, Neftali Feliz, and Beau Jones) on July 31, 2007.
Andrus got the starting spot on Opening Day after Rangers shortstop Michael Young agreed to transfer to third base in 2009. When he entered the league, he ranked second among American League infielders his age.
Omar Vizquel, an experienced shortstop, was brought in as a backup for Andrus, who was just 20 years old. On July 28, 2009, Andrus stole his 20th base in his rookie season. At just 21 years old, Andrus became only the 10th MLB player ever to steal 20 bases before the age of 22.
In 1997, Andruw Jones of the Atlanta Braves became the last player to accomplish this feat.
With six home runs and 33 stolen bases in 2009, Andrus was voted second in the American League Rookie of the Year race.
Elvis Andrus Children: Does Elvis Andrus Have Any Kids?
Yes, baseball personality Elvis Andrus has two children together with his wife Cori Febles. Elvis Emilio, the couple’s first child, was born on July 6, 2017. Lucia Alessandra was born on November 28, 2018, and she is the couple’s second child.