Elvis Andrus SS TEX 2 months ago

Andrus went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and an RBI in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

The 26-year-old has three multi-hit efforts in his last six games, yet his batting average is still nearly 20 points off his career mark (.270). Andrus is also not running as much now down in the bottom half of the order -- the stolen base was his first since June 5.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 2 months ago

Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

Andrus has yet to surpass a .240 batting average in a single month this season, and is currently in the midst of a 2-for-14 slump. He'll take a seat in favor of Hanser Alberto at shortstop for the Sunday afternoon contest.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 3 months ago

Andrus went 2-for-4 with his third home run and four RBI against the Twins on Friday.

Andrus gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer off starter Tommy Milone in the seventh inning, then drove in two more runs with a single in the eighth. The four RBI marked a season-high for Andrus, but owners shouldn't expect a repeat performance anytime soon as he is slugging a measly .326 for the season.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 3 months ago

Andrus is out of the lineup Friday.

Hanser Alberto will spell Andrus at shortstop as the veteran gets a rare day off. His offense has taken a dip in recent years, and is hitting just .241 with a .298 OBP this season.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 4 months ago

Andrus went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen bag in the 10-8 loss to the Indians on Saturday.

Andrus was moved down to the six-spot today and responded with a solid effort. This is his fifth stolen base of the season and his tenth RBI.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 5 months ago

Andrus (back) returned to action over the weekend and made a sweet defensive play in Saturday's exhibition finale against the Mets, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Andrus appears over the injury for now, though this seems to be the type of injury that never fully goes away.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 5 months ago

Andrus (back) expects to resume baseball activities Wednesday, and he said Tuesday that his injury is nothing to worry about, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

While Andrus may still get into another game or two before the end of spring training, he doesn't necessarily need to play again to be ready for Opening Day. He's otherwise been healthy since early March, when he briefly dealt with some mild patella tendinitis in his left knee.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 5 months ago

Andrus was scratched from Monday's lineup with lower-back stiffness.

This does not sound like a major issue, but it's something to be monitored with the regular season approaching. Adam Rosales replaced him at shortstop Monday. Consider Andrus day-to-day for now.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 5 months ago

Andrus, who was limited earlier in the spring doe to knee tendinitis, enters play Thursday with 12 hits in 27 at-bats (including four for extra bases).

Andrus has yet to steal a base this spring, caught in his lone attempt, but the early spring health concerns appear to be well behind him.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 6 months ago

Andrus is still out with mild patella tendinitis, and is expected to miss the first four Cactus League games.

Andrus' absence will open the door to playing time for some of the other players on the Rangers' spring training roster, but the injury doesn't appear to be too serious. However, the team will likely be cautious with their players after a rash of injuries last season. A four-game absence would slate his return for one of Sunday's split-squad games against the Cubs and Indians.