Davis, Khris The Rangers are sending long-time shortstop Elvis Andrus, catching prospect Aramis Garcia, and $13.5MM in cash to the Athletics in exchange for outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis, catcher Jonah Heim, and right-handed pitcher Dane Acker in a stunning trade of veterans, prospects, and cash between divisional rivals.
Andrus is one of the best defensive players in baseball and an All-Star every year since 2011 when he replaced Joe Panik at short after his move from second base. The 30-year-old has a.291 average, 1.947 OPS, 38 home runs, and 97 RBI over 801 games during that span. In fact, no other player has more than his 38 homers since 2011.
Garcia was drafted by the Rangers out of high school in 2004 and made their major league roster this season for the first time. The 23-year-old backstop has a.276 average, 1.026 OPS, six homers, and 26 RBI in 104 games with Texas' minor league affiliates.
Davis had 29 homers last season for Oakland in his third year in the majors. The 36-year-old DH/right fielder was drafted by the Rangers in 2000 and has spent all or part of nine seasons with them, including the last three years when they've been contenders. He's averaged 39 homers over that time frame while playing some outfield too.
Elvis Andrus, a veteran infielder, was dealt to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, little over two months after the Texas Rangers announced that the last surviving player from their only two World Series appearances would no longer be the starting shortstop after 12 seasons in that position. The A's sent cash to Texas to complete the deal.
Andrus, 30, had one year and $12 million remaining on his contract with the Rangers. He will earn $7 million this season and has a $750,000 base salary each of the next two years.
He spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, helping them reach the National League Championship Series twice. In 2011, he was named the best defensive second baseman in baseball by Baseball America.
In 2012, he led all Major League shortstops with 21 stolen bases while making $3 million. Andrus has $80 million guaranteed over the next three years.
After spending the first six weeks of 2013 as the Rangers' regular third baseman, Adrian Beltre was moved to second base when Jurickson Profar came off the disabled list. That left Andrus without a job and he was eventually traded to Oakland during Spring Training. With both Beltre and Andrus gone, new manager Jeff Banister has said that Troy Nolan is slated to start at third base.
Arlington, Virginia Mike Minor is off to Oakland, but Lance Lynn remains with the Rangers. Minor was transferred to the Athletics in exchange for two unnamed players and $133,000 in international slot bonus money. The A's sent $100,000 of that to the Rangers as compensation for sending Minor out of Arlington.
Minor had been working as a reliever this season for the Rangers, posting a 3.86 ERA in 51 innings pitched. He was scheduled to be a free agent after the season. The 27-year-old right-hander has been good for the Rangers over the past three seasons, helping them reach the playoffs each year. In 2015, he went 11-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 28 starts before an injury forced him out of action late in the season.
Lynn had been expected to be one of the top pitchers available at the trade deadline, but he ended up staying put and helping the Rangers post their first 100-win season since 1994. Over 29 games (all starts), the 23-year-old right-hander went 12-0 with a 2.11 ERA. He led the American League in wins and was second in strikeouts with 212 while sitting third in ERA.
Elvis is departing from Texas. The 36-year-old Andrus has decided to move back to his natural position of second base, where he made his MLB debut in 2003 with the Boston Red Sox.
Andrus spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Rangers, winning two MVP awards along the way. He's one of just three players in MLB history to win both the Rookie of the Year and MVP Award in their first season (the others being Ted Williams and Albert Pujols). Andrus also won the Silver Slugger Award twice at short while with the Rangers. He's expected to be a strong addition to the A's lineup this season despite having missed most of 2017 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. The A's are hoping that he can return to form after missing more than 100 games last year due to injuries.
In 512 games over 12 seasons, Andrus has a.290 average with 34 home runs and 105 RBIs. He's only played more than 130 games once during that span and hasn't reached 100 RBIs since 2014 when he had 101.
Davis signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on February 15, 2016. Davis was sent to the Triple-A Round Rock Express to begin the season after being hampered by ailments during spring training.
The minor leagues The 18th player selected in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets in his junior year as compensation for the Mets' loss of Tom Glavine in free agency to the Atlanta Braves. He was selected because of his power bat.
Davis, Ike Isaac Benjamin Davis (born March 22, 1987) is a free agent American professional baseball pitcher. From 2010 to 2016, he was a first baseman with the New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, and New York Yankees in Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Texas Rangers have sent starting pitcher Mike Minor to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for two unnamed players. Harris was selected in the 11th round by Oakland in 2019. Harris has also spent time at first base. According to reports, the Rangers will pay half of Minor's remaining contract in 2020. Expansion occurs when a writer adds additional precise information, investigates the implications of certain premises, or offers context to certain circumstances in order to create a more complete universe for the reader. Expansion might lengthen your essay by a few paragraphs or hundreds of pages. It is not necessary but it is recommended.
Minor had been the Rangers' top starter this season, going 7-3 with a 3.12 ERA before he was traded to Oakland on July 31. The 26-year-old left-hander is coming off his best season, when he went 15-7 with a 4.14 ERA in 32 starts for the Rangers. He'll join a major league-ready A's team that finished first in the American League West last year and is looking to continue its success under new manager Bob Melvin. The A's are expected to give Minor a chance to win a rotation spot right away.
Minor's deal included a $1 million bonus if he made the Rangers out of camp in 2019 and another $1 million bonus if he started 30 games for them. The remainder of the contract is guaranteed for two years with a $20 million option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.
Minor came up through the Atlanta Braves' system and signed with the Rangers as an amateur free agent in 2009.