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Darvish Sharp in Rangers Victory over Rays

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Yu Darvish had no trouble getting back on track after missing three weeks.

Darvish pitched seven innings of scoreless ball allowing seven hits, one walk and striking out six to lead the Texas Rangers to a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday.

"He was in control of the game," Rangers skipper Ron Washington said of Darvish. "He was using his pitches. He was throwing strikes. And that's what he does."

Elvis Andrus broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning when he hit a two-run home run.

Before that, Alex Cobb was impressive for the Rays. He pitched seven scoreless innings allowing three hits, one walk and striking out six in the loss.

"He didn't give up any pitches," Andrus said of Cobb. "I thought he was painting the whole game. I'm really glad that we had Yu out there. He was doing the same thing for us."

Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season.

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Rangers SS Elvis Andrus Sidelined with Flexor Tendinitis

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will not play the next few spring training games due to flexor tendinitis in his forearm, the team announced on Saturday.

Andrus batted .271 with four homers and 67 RBI's in 2013 and isn't too worried that it will be a serious issue moving forward.

"It's the first offseason where I didn't play winter ball," Andrus said. "I knew it would take longer to get ready."

Andrus said that he would play with the soreness if it was the regular season.

"We think it's a result from the amount of throwing he's done early in camp," Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "We're just going to try to knock it out early in camp rather than continue to play him every day and not give him a chance to recover."

The Rangers would rather have a healthy Andrus come Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 31.

"I think he'd like to play through it and I think we took matters out of his hands," Levine contiued. "It didn't seem to be taking care of itself without attention."

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Rangers Snap 7-Game Losing Streak, Blast Rays 7-1

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and Leonys Martin all homered leading the Texas Rangers past the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 Sunday.

The win snaps the Rangers' seven-game losing streak and puts them in a tie with Tampa for the top AL Wild Card spot.

"You've got to have a sense of relief when you lose seven in a row and you know you're a better team than that," Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

Alexi Ogando pitched five innings, allowing two hits, one run, one walk while striking out five as he won his first start since Aug. 13.

The Rangers (82-68) and the Rays (82-68) will square off again Wednesday. Derek Holland (9-9) opposes Chris Archer (9-7).

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Andrus Officially Signs 8-Year Extension with Rangers

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus signed a eight-year, $120 million contract extension with the Texas Rangers Thursday.

Andrus has played his entire MLB career for the Rangers. He has played in two World Series but never won one.

I love to play here," Andrus said. "This is my family. I'm not going to rest and sleep until I get that World Series ring."
The contract will keep the 24-year-old Andrus, who was signed through the 2014 season,  in Texas through at least 2018. Andrus can then opt-out of his contract at the end of the '18 season or the '19 season. If he chooses to stay after '19, Andrus will be with the team until '22. The unusual clause is there to give Andrus the option of becoming a free agent before he's 30.
"You don't get too many star-caliber, homegrown 24-year-old players that are going to have the options he's going to have when he hits free agency. So we were willing to do something we don't normally do," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.
Andrus is in his fifth major league season. During that time he has hit .275, scored 343 runs and stole 123 bases.

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ESPN: Rangers Sign Shortstop Elvis Andrus to Eight-Year Extension

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --- While the Texas Rangers have seen some of their best players leave in recent years, they weren't going to let shortstop Elvis Andrus go anywhere. According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the team has rewarded Andrus with an eight-year contract extension.

Andrus will make $120 million over the course of his new deal. He will earn $4.8 million this season, and $6.48 million in 2014 before his new deal kicks in. According to, Andrus has the option of opting out after the fourth year of his new deal.

The 24-year-old Andrus has been one of the better shortstops in baseball since his rookie year back in 2009. In 2012, he set career highs in doubles, triples, hit, and on-base-percentage.

Andrus' new deal shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as back in February Andrus declared: "I want to be here. I love it here."

The Rangers now have Andrus along with second baseman Ian Kinsler and third baseman Adrian Beltre signed together through 2016.

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Source: Andrus and Rangers Agree to a Deal

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, TX) -- The Texas Rangers have agreed to a three year deal worth approximately $14.5 million dollars with shortstop Elvis Andrus, according to a source.

The deal stops the Rangers from having to go into arbitration with the 23-year old.

Andrus has played three seasons in the majors, all with Texas. He is a career .271 hitter and has averaged 34 stolen bases and just over 85 runs a year.


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