Familiar face Elvis Andrus easing into role as A’s shortstop, veteran presence

A’s fans have seen Elvis Andrus an awful lot through the years. But never like this. After 12 seasons with the AL West rival Texas Rangers, Andrus will be at shortstop for the A’s in their season opener against the Houston Astros on Thursday night at the Coliseum. The 32-year-old arrived this winter in a surprising trade that sent fan favorite Khris Davis to Arlington. The deal helped fill a glaring need in the A’s infield, created some much-needed payroll flexibility, and provided an opportunity for Andrus to show he can still produce consistently as an everyday shortstop. The two-time All-St…

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