Rosenthal also adds that there are multiple players involved in this trade. For the Rangers, they will be receiving catcher Jonah Heim and right-handed pitcher Dane Acker. As for the Athletics, they are getting $13.5 million and catcher Aramís García, per Jeff Wilson. Oakland will reportedly use the cash to upgrade their bullpen with Spring Training on the horizon.
The Athletics needed to make a move at shortstop as they didn’t bring back Marcus Semien, who signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Andrus only played in 29 games last season due to back injuries. The veteran infielder slashed .194/.252/.330 with three home runs and seven RBI.
Andrus spent 12 seasons in Texas, where he was named an All-Star twice and finished second in the AL Rookie of Year race. The 32-year-old from Venezuela is in the seventh year of an eight-year, $120 million deal that he signed in 2015.
Davis provides the Rangers with another power hitter to add their lineup. The 33-year-old slashed .220/.303/.329 with two home runs and 10 RBI last season with the Athletics. Davis spent the last five seasons in Oakland, where he had three-straight seasons with 40-plus home runs. Davis is in the final year of a two-year, $33.5 million deal.