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.
Baseball America had him pegged as the Atlanta Braves No. 2 prospect going into 2007. Andrus was just 20 years old when he became the starting shortstop for the Texas Rangers in 2009. He’s been selected to the NBA All-Star team twice.
Emilio and Elvia Andrus had a son named Andrus, who was born in Maracay, Venezuela. Professor Emilio Andrus died when Elvis was just 7-years-old; he was a university professor at the time.
Erold and Erikson are his two older brothers. The names of famous non-Venezuelans are sometimes given to Venezuelan children, although Andrus claims he doesn’t remember his given name being “Elvis.”
Atlanta Braves signed Andrus at the age of 16 and gave him a bonus of more than $500,000. On the Gulf Coast League level, he began the 2005 season with Orlando Braves before being moved to Danville in late season. Class-A Rome had him in 2006, and he was selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star team during that time.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Carolina League signed Andrus in 2007. He was a member of the All-Star Futures Game during the season and was named again in 2008.
What Is Elvis Andrus Number?
Professional baseball shortstop Elvis Andrus wears the number 17 jersey for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).