Rangers Announce Three-Year Contract Extension For Elvis Andrus

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Elvis Andrus has been the everyday shortstop for the Texas Rangers for three years, two of which ended in World Series appearances, and as such, he's worthy of a healthy raise. Now it appears he'll get one.

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In only his third year of big-league service time, Andrus made a modest $450,000 last season. He was headed for arbitration with a request of $3.6 million, with the Rangers countering at $2.65 mil -- the exact figures of Andrus' deal are yet unknown, but assuming somewhere in the middle, the scrappy infielder is looking at more than a 500 percent raise. Not bad for a 23-year-old.