Elvis Andrus SS TEX 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 3 months ago

Andrus left Sunday's workout early with a sore left knee, but the Rangers do not believe the injury to be serious, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

Andrus should be considered day-to-day for now, as the Rangers will likely give him a couple days off to rest his knee. Continue to monitor his status later in the week, but for now he should not be discounted on draft boards.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 8 months ago

Andrus is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros.

This will be the second straight game Andrus has been out of the lineup, as presumably the Rangers simply want to give Andrus some rest and give Luis Sardinas some opportunities as the Rangers have long been out of contention.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 8 months ago

Andrus is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Stat-Telegram reports.

The Rangers might just want to give the 21-years-old Luis Sardinas some playing time at shortstop. Andrus currently has no reported injuries. Between Andrus, Sardinas, Rougned Odor, and Jurickson Profar, the Rangers have a wealth of possible options at middle infield and only two spots.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 8 months ago

Andrus is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

Andrus will be held out in favor of Luis Sardinas for the second straight day. The Rangers hinted at this happening over the weekend, so don't be surprised if Andrus continues to cede more starts than usual to Sardinas over the season's final few weeks.