Athletics Release Veteran Infielder

Just days after voicing his frustration about his cut in playing time, the team has released him. 

The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Elvis Andrus. 
The Athletics continue to clean house, cutting their second player this week, Stephen Piscotty being the other. 

Andrus, on the verge of his thirty-fourth birthday, has not exactly earned an everyday role like he thinks he's worth, as he's hit a pretty poor .237/.301/.373 with eight home runs, 30 RBIs and seven stolen bases over 106 games this season. 

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The A's have been giving their young players increased playing time more and more, leading to frustration among veterans seeing their playing time cut. As a result, the Athletics are giving them a chance to find everyday playing roles elsewhere. 

Andrus is in the 14th year of his MLB career, spending 12 of those seasons with the Texas Rangers and the last two with the Athletics, hitting .270 with 87 home runs, 703 RBIs and 324 stolen bases over those seasons. 

It remains to be seen what organization will give Andrus another chance in the majors.
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