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Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Texas Rangers designate former AL home run champion Khris Davis for assignment

The Texas Rangers designated outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis for assignment on Tuesday after he was hitting .157 in his first season with the club.

Davis, who was acquired in the trade that sent longtime Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus to the Oakland Athletics, has two home runs and five RBIs in 22 games with Texas. He began the season on the injured list with a strained left quad.

The 33-year-old Davis led the American League in home runs in 2018 for the A’s when he hit 48 and went on to win the Edgar Martinez Award as the major leagues’ top designated hitter.

His 2018 season capped a run of three straight seasons of 42 or more home runs and 102 or more RBIs. He also hit .247 in each season.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 08, 2021 at 05:11 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 06, 2021

Elvis Andrus to Oakland for Khris Davis, per reports

MLB Trade Rumors: Elvis Andrus is heading to the Oakland A’s for Khris Davis, per Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. The Texas Rangers would be sending their (by far) longest-tenured player, and the last link to the World Series teams, to the A’s in a swap of bad contracts. Per Jeff Passan, the A’s are getting another player in the deal, and the Rangers are getting Jonah Heim and Dane Acker in return. The Rangers are apparently sending cash in this deal.

Elvis, who has $28 million still due on his current deal, with a $15 million vesting option for 2023 that is guaranteed if he is traded, also has 10-5 rights, so he presumably has already agreed to waive his no trade clause, and I suspect is also waiving the right to have the final year of his deal guaranteed as part of this trade. The A’s have been in the market for a shortstop, with Marcus Semien signing elsewhere, and thus gives Elvis the chance to once again be the everyday shortstop for what is potentially a contending team, rather than having a bench role on a rebuilding club.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 06, 2021 at 02:32 PM | 17 comment(s)
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