Rangers agree to terms with Andrus for 2011
By Sports Network
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers and shortstop Elvis Andrus have agreed to terms on a contract for the 2011 season.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Andrus will enter his third year as the Rangers' shortstop. He hit .265 with 35 runs batted in and 15 doubles in 148 games last year to help the Rangers to the AL West title.
In 16 playoff games, he batted .294 as the Rangers captured the American League pennant for the first time in franchise history.
The 22-year-old native of Venezuela is a career .266 hitter with six homers -- all in 2009 -- and 75 runs batted in.
Texas also agreed to one-year deals with infielder Andres Blanco, outfielder Craig Gentry and pitchers Alexi Ogando, Eric Hurley and Omar Beltre.
Ogando burst onto the scene last year for the Rangers and posted a record of 4-1 with a 1.30 earned run average in 44 games out of the bullpen. The 27- year-old right-hander struck out 39 in 41 2/3 innings.