Elvis Andrus Parents: Meet Elvia Andrus and Emilio Andrus

Elvis Andrus and his mom

Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres is a Venezuelan-born Major League Baseball shortstop who currently plays for the Oakland Athletics (MLB). The Texas Rangers had been his home for the previous 12 years of his MLB career.


Baseball America ranked him as the Atlanta Braves No. 2 prospect in 2007. At the age of 20, Andrus acquired a starting shortstop position with the Texas Rangers. He has two All-Star appearances to his belt.

Emilio and Elvia Andrus were his parents. He was born in Maracay, Venezuela. Emilio Andrus, a university professor who died when Elvis was seven years old, was a father figure to Elvis.

Erold and Erikson are his two older brothers. Some Venezuelan families name their children after non-Venezuelan celebrities, although Andrus claims he was not named after Elvis Presley.

“I asked my mother several times, but she never informed me,” Andrus explained. Elvis Presley was possibly a favorite of my father’s. That is something I am not convinced of.

Andrus was signed by the Atlanta Braves at the age of 16 and received a $500,000 signing bonus. He began the 2005 season with the Gulf Coast League’s Orlando Braves and was later promoted to Danville.

He was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star squad while playing with Class-A Rome in 2006.


Andrus made his debut with the Carolina League’s Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 2007. He was chosen for the All-Star Futures Game during the season and again in 2008.


Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay were dealt from the Braves to the Rangers on July 31, 2007, for Andrus, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and three minor league pitchers (Matt Harrison, Neftal Feliz, and Beau Jones).

Meet Elvia Andrus and Emilio Andrus

Elvia Andrus and Emilio Andrus are the parents of Elvis Andrus. Elvia Andrus and Emilio Andrus have three children including Elvis. A professor at the institution, Emilio Andrus passed away when Elvis was just seven years old. Much is not known about Elvia Andrus