In spring training of 2009, Elvis was named the Rangers’ starting shortstop. Manager Ron Washington’s decision to move Gold Glove Award winner Michael Young to third base sparked considerable debate.
On Opening Day against the Cleveland Indians, he went 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored. A solid rookie season in the majors, he slashed .267/.329/.373, with 33 stolen bases in 39 attempts, in 145 games at shortstop.
After Rick Porcello, he was the second-youngest player in the American League in 2009, behind him. In the contest for the 2009 American League Rookie of the Year Award, he came in second to Andrew Bailey, who had a narrow lead at the time.
He slugged .247/.287/.321 with the Navegantes del Magallanes in winter ball.
On-base percentage increased up from .329 to.342, but Andrus’s power fell dramatically. There were 5 triples and 6 homers in 588 plate appearances, a loss of 5 from the previous year in more plate appearances.
The Rangers won their first postseason series and advanced to the World Series thanks to his outstanding defense and 88 runs scored.
In the first two rounds of the postseason, Andrus hit.333, but his bat was stopped in the World Series by the San Francisco Giants.
In the sixth inning of the 2010 All-Star Game, he pinch-ran for Derek Jeter and took Jeter’s place at shortstop as the game ended in a 3-1 defeat. Against Brian Wilson, he was caught stealing by Brian McCann, and then grounded out.
He finished the season tied for 9th in the league with 32 steals (against Coco Crisp), 17 sacrifice hits (against Figgins), and 2 times caught stealing (also against Figgins) (15, 2 behind Juan Pierre).
Elvis Andrus Contract
The Texas Rangers signed Elvis Andrus to an eight-year, $120 million contract that included a $2 million signing bonus and a $120 million guarantee.
Elvis Andrus Salary
Elvis Andrus has an annual salary of $15,000,000 on average. Andrus will be paid a base salary of $6,750,000 in 2022.
Elvis Andrus Net Worth
has a net worth estimation of $60 million