Rangers Trade Rumors: SS Elvis Andrus A Potential Trade Chip Before The Deadline?

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is under team control until 2022 after his recent agreement on an eight-year, $120 million deal.

However, his 2015 season has been a dud (.242 AVG, .301 OBP, 3 HR, 29 RBI, -0.2 WAR), leading to rumors that the Rangers could test the trade waters before the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline.

"The Rangers and Andrus are in a bind," Frank Cesare of Gammons Daily wrote recently. "Unless ownership is willing to eat a large portion of his salary, Andrus may be stuck in Texas for the duration of this contract. But a new atmosphere, a different clubhouse, may be enough to rejuvenate the SS. He’s talented in the field, at the plate and on the base paths, but it just isn’t working for him in Texas."

Andrus, 26, is still very young and has no significant injury history to speak of. He could very well be going through a one-year swoon, so it is likely hasty to write him off just yet -- irregardless of rumors to the contrary.

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