Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/2/13
HOUSTON Elvis Andrus wouldn't confirm anything about his upcoming new deal with Texas but the All-Star shortstop did make it clear Tuesday that he enjoys playing for the Rangers. "As a player that's what you're looking for as soon as you get here," Andrus said. "You always get the chance to stay longer with a team that you love. There's always a lot of good things that go through your mind." According to a source, Andrus and the Rangers have agreed to an eight year, 120-million contract that will begin following the 2014 season. There's an opt out in the contract following the 2018 season and club option for a ninth year. The Rangers will have a press conference once they return to Arlington but Andrus said he knows nothing about that, saying he planned to spend his Thursday off day with his family. There's a possibility the deal could be official then. Outfielder David Murphy heard that comment and quipped "he's taking them shopping." Texas manager Ron Washington had no comment on the Andrus contract but made it clear he'd like to have the 24-year old in Texas for a long time. "He's a pretty good shortstop," Washington said. "There's no doubt about that. He's only 24-years old. He's got a lot of upside. I think it's obvious how I feel about Elvis." While Andrus wouldn't talk about his deal, he did make it clear that agent Scott Boras works for him and not the other way around. Before the deal got done, many thought Andrus would play out his deal and then test the free-agent market following the 2014 season, which is common with Boras clients. Andrus doesn't see it that way. "We're the boss," Andrus said. "I know everybody thinks that about Scott but it's different if you're the one in that position. He works for us. I know he tries to get the best deal that he can but it comes down to my choice and what's better for me and my family." Andrus also made it clear that he'd like to play for one team his entire career. "That would be awesome," he said. "Stay with the team that gave you the opportunity, and for me in this case that's the Rangers. If it happens (a deal), I'd be more than happy to stay here."
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