Elvis Andrus Bio: Net Worth, Contracts & Family

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The Venezuelan-American professional baseball shortstop Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres plays for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Andrus broke into the MLB scene after signing a contract with the Atlanta Braves at 16 in 2005 as an international prospect.

He signed with the White Sox on August 19, 2022, after getting released by Oakland Athletics on August 17, 2022.

Elvis Andrus
Elvis Andrus (Source: MLB Trade Rumors)

He has achieved much more with the White Sox organization, including his 2,000 career hit on April 5, 2023.

Read the whole article to learn more about this talented player. Before going further, here are some quick facts on the shortstop.

Quick Facts

Full Name Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres
Known As Elvis Andrus
Birthdate August 26, 1988
Age 35 Years Old
Birthplace  Maracay, Venezuela
Current Residence Chicago, United States
Father Emilio Andrus
Mother Elvia Andrus
Siblings Erold and Erikson Andrus
Nationality Venezuelan-American
Marital Status Married
Spouse Cori Febles (m. 2017-Present)
Children Elvis Emilio & Lucia Alessandra
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height 6 ft 0 in/1.83 m/183 cm
Weight 201 lb/95 kg
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christian
Profession Professional Baseball Player
Education Not Known
Association Chicago White Sox
MLB Debut April 6, 2009, for the Texas Rangers
Bats Right
Throws Right
Played For Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox
Career Highlights 2× All-Star (2010, 2012)
Net Worth $60 Million
Salary $3 Million
Social Media Instagram
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Family

Elvis Andrus was born Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres on August 26, 1988, in Maracay, Venezuela, to Emilio and Elvia Andrus.

His father, Emilio, worked as a university professor but sadly passed away when Elvis was only seven years old.

Elvis has two older brothers named Erold and Erikson. In Venezuela, it is not uncommon for families to give their kids names inspired by famous non-Venezuelan figures.

However, when it comes to Elvis Andrus, he has said that he is not really sure whether he was named after the legendary Elvis Presley.

Despite his curiosity, his mother never disclosed the origin of his name, leaving him to speculate. Andrus has mentioned that it’s possible his father was a fan of Elvis Presley, but he cannot be certain about it.

Career

Elvis Andrus showcased his potential early on, leading to a significant opportunity when the Braves signed him at the age of 16.

He began his professional baseball career in 2005 with the Orlando Braves, where he joined the Gulf Coast League.

His potential garnered a lot of admiration from the tram management, and he was promoted to the Danville team later in the season.

Nevertheless, his MLB debut came not until 2009. On April 6, 2009, he made his major league debut as part of the Texas Rangers.

Andrus was traded to the Oakland Athletics on February 6, 2021, along with Aramis Garcia.

The following year on August 19, Chicago White Sox signed Andrus.

Personal Life, Wife & Children

Elvis is a devout Christian. His commitment to his faith can be further exemplified by his charitable initiatives. In 2012, he donated $12,500 to OurCalling, a Christian charity that assists homeless individuals in Dallas County.

As for his nationality, he is a Venezuelan-American. He became a naturalized US citizen on July 26, 2019.

In June 2017, Andrus married his girlfriend Cori Fables in an intimate ceremony at his residence.

Elvis And Cori Andrus Marriage Photo
Elvis And Cori Andrus Marriage Photo (Source: MLB.com)

The couple welcomed their first child, Elvis Emilio, on July 6, 2017.

Their happiness multiplied with the arrival of their second child, an adorable baby girl named Lucia Alessandra, on November 28, 2018.

To honor his role as a doting father, Elvis chose the popular children’s song “Baby Shark” as his walk-up song during the 2019 season.

Net Worth & Contracts

Elvis has been in the league for quite a while now and has garnered not just fame but also a staggering fortune.

As of May 2024, Elvis Andrus has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

So far, from his 15 seasons in the league, Elvis has earned more than $130 million just from baseball salaries and incentives.

This includes $126.66 million from salaries, $3.35 million from signing bonuses, and $800,000 from incentives.

Aside from his regular baseball salaries, he earns well from his brand endorsement deals.

Contracts

On January 5, 2005, Andrus signed a $600,000 contract with Atlanta.

After that, he signed a few six-figure contracts with Texas Rangers before scoring a $14.40 million deal with the team on February 7, 2012.

This contract paid him an average annual salary of $4.8 million and a signing bonus of $750,000.

After this two-year contract ended, Andrus signed an eight-year $120 million extension with Texas on April 5, 2013.

According to this contract, he received an average annual salary of $15 million and a signing bonus of $2 million.

On October 2018, Texas exercised a $15 million player option for 2019 and three year $43 million player option on October 18, 2019.

After Texas released him, Andrus signed a one-year $3 million contract with the White Sox on February 19, 2023.

Unknown Facts

  • Elvis played his 1,900th career game in 2022 and is fourth among active players in games played as of 2023.
  • He spent 2006 with Class-A Rome, being named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team.
  • He was named to the 2010 American League All-Star team as a reserve shortstop.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is Elvis Andrus number?

Elvis wears number 1 for the Chicago White Sox.

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