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