Elvis Andrus SS TEX 9 Days

Elvis Andrus was ejected from Sunday's game against the Astros for arguing a called third strike.

And with that, Andrus' 11-game hitting streak to start the season comes to an end. He struck out in both at-bats Sunday before getting the heave-ho.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 16 Days

Elvis Andrus hit a two-run go-ahead home run to lead the Rangers past the Rays on Sunday.

Andrus broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning with his two-run shot off Joel Peralta. It was the first homer of the year for the shortstop, who has just 18 home runs in 762 career games. After some elbow soreness threatened to delay his start to the year, Andrus is batting .333 (8-for-24) on the young season.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 26 Days

Elvis Andrus (elbow) will return to Cactus League action on Friday.

Andrus went through a full workout Thursday and had no issues with his sore right elbow. The shortstop will be playing in his first game in a week and a half but will be fine for Opening Day as long as he avoids a setback.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 26 Days

Elvis Andrus (elbow) took relay throws and did a full workout Thursday.

Andrus was shut down last week due to continued soreness in his elbow, but he hopes to play in Friday's exhibition game. As of now, the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for Opening Day.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 28 Days

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Elvis Andrus (elbow) "had a lengthy and productive (throwing) session" Tuesday.

Andrus worked with Rangers manager Ron Washington on throws from around second base. He'll make throws from shortstop Wednesday and if that goes well will be cleared to return to Cactus League action on Friday or Saturday. Andrus is expected to be fine for Opening Day.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 1 Month

Elvis Andrus (elbow) has been cleared to begin a seven-day throwing program but will not play in Cactus League games until next weekend.

The slick-fielding shortstop had an MRI on his sore right elbow this week, which showed no structural damage. Andrus already has 36 Cactus League plate appearances under his belt, so his timing at the plate shouldn't be an issue. He should be fine for the Rangers' Opening Day, but obviously he can't afford even the smallest of setbacks.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 1 Month

An MRI on Elvis Andrus' right elbow showed no structural damage.

Andrus has downplayed the severity of his sore elbow, but the Rangers wanted to get him checked out just to be safe. It's not clear at this point when he'll return to Cactus League action, but he should be fine for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 1 Month

Elvis Andrus (elbow) will not throw for the next three days before being evaluated on Friday by Dr. Keith Meister.

Andrus was surprised that his sore right elbow kept him out of Tuesday's lineup, but now he won't play until at least this weekend. The shortstop has said there's "nothing to worry about," so the Rangers could just be playing things safe here. We'll obviously know more about Andrus' status after Friday's exam.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 1 Month

Elvis Andrus said the tightness in his right elbow is nothing to worry about.

In fact, Andrus wasn't even aware he'd been scratched from Tuesday's lineup. "I feel good," Andrus said. "There was a little tightness there, but there is nothing to worry about. I'm good." It sounds like the shortstop will be fine for return to action in the next day or two.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 1 Month

Elvis Andrus was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League lineup due to recurring soreness in his right arm.

Andrus was held out of action for a few days early on in spring training due to flexor tendinitis and he's not over it yet. The Rangers are going to rest him for a couple of days in hopes of getting him closer to 100 percent, but it's not a promising development.