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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 7 Months

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.

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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 7 Months

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.

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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.