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Reports: Andrus Still On Trade Table

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    SS Elvis Andrus.

    The Texas Rangers have seemingly made their big off-season splash after trading Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder, in a rare one-for-one blockbuster, last month.

    But some are suggesting the Rangers might not be finished dealing middle infielders.

    Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted on Monday that the Rangers haven't ruled out the possibility of trading shortstop Elvis Andrus. Rosenthal's tweet said the Rangers would only consider the move if the return was very large — presumably the Giancarlo Stanton deal that's been talked about for a year now.

    Rosenthal went on to say the Rangers would shift Jurickson Profar from second base to shortstop and bring up another stud prospect, Rougned Odor, to play second base. That seems quite risky considering most folks think Odor won't be set to arrive until 2015, even though he does appear to be a big-time prospect.

    The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant addressed Rosenthal's tweet on Monday afternoon, saying the Rangers aren't considering trading Andrus.

    It wouldn't make much sense to deal Andrus, who seems to be the face of the franchise now and is still waitin gto hit the prime of his career. But, getting Stanton would be huge for the lineup and give the Rangers the most potent 3-4-5 in the league by coupling the young slugger with Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder.