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April 04, 2013

Elvis Andrus' contract extension details

The Rangers announced the eight-year, $120 million contract extension for Elvis Andrus that includes a vesting option for a ninth year but features a clause that allows Andrus to opt out of the contract in 2018 or 2019.

The extension, which doesn’t begin until his current deal expires after next season, could have a total value of $146.275 million. Andrus will get a 10-team no-trade clause beginning in 2016.

Andrus will make $15 million a year over the first six years and $14 million for the final two. The option year would be for $15 million. He will receive a $2 million signing bonus.

The Rangers expect that Andrus will opt out of the contract in 2018, assuming he remains healthy and productive.

-- Jeff Wilson


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