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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rangers SS Andrus in much different spot with Beltre retired

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP)—Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus prepared for the first full-squad workout at a different locker than in past springs.

Now 30 and going into his 11th season, Andrus is in a much different place than just his spot in the clubhouse.

With star third baseman Adrian Beltre now retired, Andrus will be assuming a bigger leadership role on a team with a lot of 20-something position players in the lineup with him.

Sorry, folks, this article doesn’t mean that Andrus is moving to third base.

 

QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:36 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: adrian beltre, elvis andrus, rangers

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   1. bbmck Posted: February 19, 2019 at 07:09 AM (#5816305)
Only played for one MLB franchise since X among MLB players in 2018, not currently under contract with that club:

2004: Joe Mauer, Yadier Molina, David Wright
2005: Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright, Ryan Zimmerman
2006: Dustin Pedroia
2007: Homer Bailey, Ryan Braun, Alex Gordon, Joey Votto
2008: Brett Gardner, Clayton Kershaw

2009: Elvis Andrus, Michael Brantley, Madison Bumgarner, Carlos Carrasco, Buster Posey, Chris Tillman
2010: Freddie Freeman, Gregory Infante, Kenley Jansen, Stephen Strasburg, Josh Tomlin
2011: Jose Altuve, Brandon Belt, Dellin Betances, Charlie Blackmon, Matt Carpenter, Lonnie Chisenhall, Brandon Crawford, Danny Duffy, Paul Goldschmidt, Josh Harrison, Jason Kipnis, Corey Kluber, Salvador Perez, Garrett Richards, Austin Romine, Kyle Seager, Julio Teheran, Mike Trout

Under contract in 2019:

4 - SFG
3 - CLE, KCR, NYY, STL
2 - ATL, LAD, SEA, WSN
1 - BOS, CIN, COL, HOU, LAA, MIL, TEX

Most unbroken seniority for the other 14 teams and under contract in 2019:

2012: BAL Dylan Bundy, CHW Nate Jones, PIT Starling Marte
2013: DET Nick Castellanos, MIN Kyle Gibson, NYM Travis d'Arnaud & Juan Lagares & Zack Wheeler, PHI César Hernández, SDP Robbie Erlin, TBR Kevin Kiermaier, TOR Kevin Pillar
2014: ARI Nick Ahmed & Andrew Chafin & Jake Lamb & David Peralta, CHC: Javier Baez & Kyle Hendricks
2015: MIA Adam Conley & Jose Urena, OAK Mark Canha & Ryan Dull

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