Texas Rangers: Shortstop set to be as steady as always in 2020

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 05: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers in position during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 5, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 05: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers in position during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 5, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 20: Matt Duffy #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays tosses the ball to a fan during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on September 20, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 20: Matt Duffy #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays tosses the ball to a fan during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on September 20, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Offseason Additions

This offseason, there was little chance of any significant addition impacting shortstop and that expectation stayed true to form. Despite Logan Forsythe’s contract expiring, Texas has a number of players who can fill that role if Andrus misses out for whatever reason.

The only addition that could have impact at the Major League level was the signing of Matt Duffy who inked a minor league contract with a big league camp invite in Spring Training. Duffy has the ability to play all around the infield dirt including shortstop. If he finds a way to make the Major League roster to start the season, he could fill in on an intermittent basis as needed.

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