SS Elvis Andrus may not be the only Ranger to get a multi-year contract this week. According to a major league source, the club is close with OF Nelson Cruz on a two-year deal that would eliminate his scheduled arbitration hearing next week.

The 2-year deal with Cruz, who is seeking $7.5 million via arbitration, would allow the Rangers to avoid an arbitration hearing with him again next winter. The Rangers offered Cruz $5.5 million this year, making the midpoint between the two offers $6.5 million. With a signing bonus, Andrus received the exact midpoint ($3.125 million) for 2012.