Elvis was acquired by the Texas Rangers from the Atlanta Braves – along with RHP Neftali Feliz, LHP Matt Harrison, LHP Beau Jones and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia – in a blockbuster seven-player trade for 1b Mark Teixeira and LHP Ron Mahay on July 31, 2007.
The two-time American League All-Star established career highs in 2016 in the slash categories with a .302 batting average, .362 OBP, .439 SLG and .800 OPS. He also posted career bests in home runs (8), RBI (69) and extra-base hits (46). His .300 season was the first of his major-league career and was second highest among major-league shortstops in ‘16, behind only Corey Seager’s .309. Elvis led MLB qualifiers with a .378 batting average with runners in scoring position in ‘16 – the sixth highest figure in Rangers history. He has started each of the Rangers’ 42 post-season games at shortstop since 2010. Elvis is the longest-tenured Rangers position player since making his major league debut on Opening Day in 2009 and is the franchise’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 241.
Elvis was the recipient of the Rangers’ 2014 Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award for significant contributions in the community. He participated in the club’s hospital visits and Cowboy Santa’s Toy Drive in December of 2014. Elvis has also been actively involved with the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, participating with a number of other prominent Dallas-Fort Worth individuals in that organization’s 2014 Charity Calendar and hosting a Thanksgiving event for Guild families in November 2013.