Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/4/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have called a news conference Thursday to announce the new contract for two-time All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus. Andrus and the Rangers this week agreed on a contract guaranteeing him 120 million over an additional eight seasons through 2022 with the Rangers. The deal includes a vesting option for 2023. With the two years left on his current deal at more than 11.2 million, Andrus would earn more than 131 million over 10 seasons. The 24-year-old Andrus is already in his fifth major league season. He was 4-for-13 (.308) in the Rangers' opening series at Houston. He tied a franchise record with two triples Tuesday night in Yu Darvish's near-perfect game.
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