BY: Richard W. Humphrey
Local media outlets are reporting that the Rangers have avoided arbitration with Elvis Andrus. Andrus and the Rangers are said to have agreed to a three year $14.5 million contract pending a physical examination. Andrus would become a free agent after the 2014 season.
Texas also announced Tuesday that they have hired Shayne Kelley to be a Major League staff assistant. His primary duty will be Josh Hamilton’s accountability partner. Kelley has coached at the college level and was once a strength and conditioning coach in the Royals’ organization