Elvis Andrus SS TEX 9 Days

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.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 11 Days

Andrus, who was held out of Sunday's lineup, could sit in favor of Luis Sardinas more often than Andrus is used to the final three weeks according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Andrus enters play Monday hitting just .263 with 25 steals, and will begin earning $15 million annually starting next year.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 11 Days

Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

With Andrus going 0-for-10 with five strikeouts over the last two days, the Rangers decided a day off was in order for the shortstop, who will give way to Luis Sardinas. Like many of his teammates in the Rangers' losing season, Andrus has been a disappointment, batting .263 with 25 steals and an RBI total nearly half of what he produced in 2013.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 1 Month

Andrus went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

The 2014 campaign has been a disappointing one for Andrus, and a good share of the decline in production is connected to the various injuries that have depleted the Texas lineup. Still, he's just 21-for-33 on the basepaths, and his OBP appears to be settling in to the .320-.330 range, rather than the .340-plus marks he carried from 2010-12.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 2 Months

Elvis Andrus finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Andrus had three of the Rangers' 15 hits on the night. The stolen base was his 21st of the year, fourth-best in the American League. He's hit safely in six straight games, raising his season line to .268/.316/.342. It's been a down year by Andrus' standards, but perhaps his recent success is a sign of better things to come from here out.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 2 Months

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored Friday against the Athletics.

Andrus entered Friday's action with a lousy .232/.259/.293 batting line this month. The 25-year-old has salvaged some of his value with 20 stolen bases and 51 runs scored, but he remains a major disappointment in fantasy leagues. Of course, a poor supporting cast hasn't helped his cause.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 2 Months

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a three-run double Monday versus the Astros.

Andrus has 21 doubles this year -- four more than he had in 156 games last season -- but he's driven in just 22 runs for the disappointing Rangers offense. Obviously, it'd be nice if he'd show some improvement as a hitter, but what's really hurt his fantasy value this year is that there just isn't a lot of talent around him.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 3 Months

Elvis Andrus singled twice and doubled in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Andrus notched his first multi-hit game since June 22. The Rangers couldn't bring him home despite reaching base three times. Andrus sports a paltry .267/.317/.343 slash line with 18 stolen bases.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 3 Months

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are exploring the trade value of their "core-type" players.

The Rangers haven't decided yet whether they'll be buyers or sellers even though they're 11.5 games behind the A's in the AL West. However, they're apparently at the very least putting feelers out to asses the trade value of some of their players. Though he didn't say which specific players could be on the block, Grant lists Elvis Andrus, Alex Rios, Joakim Soria, Adrian Beltre and even Yu Darvish as those that fit the "core-type" label.

Elvis Andrus SS TEX 3 Months

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and two steals Friday against the Angels.

Andrus loves running against the Angels; he's 35-for-38 in 97 career games against the team, giving him a 92 percent success rate. Versus everyone else, he's 148-for-206 in 732 games, putting him at 72 percent.