Rangers trade SS Elvis Andrus to the Athletics for DH Khris Davis

The Oakland Athletics are acquiring two-time All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus in a trade with the Texas Rangers for DH Khris Davis, the teams announced Saturday.

The Rangers also getting minor league catcher Jonah Heim and right-hander Dane Acker. The A's will receive catching prospect Aramis Garcia and cash.

Andrus is under contract through 2022 and is owed $28.5 million over the next two seasons. Davis is owed $16.7 million this season and becomes a free agent after 2021. 

Andrus, the longtime face of the franchise, became expendable this winter after the Rangers handed the shortstop position to Isiah Kiner-Falefa. He will replace the void left by shortstop Marcus Semien, who signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent. 

Davis, 33, struggled last season after he signed a two-year extension before the 2019 season. In 2018, he led the majors with 45 home runs, but has only slugged 25 over the past two seasons.  In five seasons with the A's, he slugged 158 home runs along with a .240 batting average. 

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