Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 weeks ago

Andrus went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Saturday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers have been taking it slow with Andrus, who underwent surgery for sports hernia last November and hadn't been on a field until Saturday's game. He'll commence work on his timing and build toward Opening Day.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 weeks ago

Andrus is starting at shortstop and batting second in Saturday's Cactus League game, his first of the spring.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus has been easing back into action this spring after undergoing sports hernia surgery this offseason, but the long-awaited return appears to have arrived. Nonetheless, with less than a month until Opening Day, fantasy owners would be wise to monitor how he responds in his first action of the spring. Andrus is looking to build off a stellar 2016 campaign in which he posted career highs in both batting average (.302) and RBI (69).

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 weeks ago

Andrus (groin) faced live batting practice on practice fields of Rangers camp Thursday, Stefan Stevenson of the Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stevenson posted video of Andrus taking hacks. It coincides with reports that the shortstop would be turning up the dial on his preseason exercises, and the speedster should return to game action this weekend. Of course, considering he's drafted mainly for stolen bases, his showing on the base paths will go a long way to confirm the veteran's safety for mixed fantasy drafts.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 weeks ago

Andrus (groin) is expected to increase his baseball activities and play in a spring game, Stefan Stevenson of the Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The shortstop has only built up his work gradually this spring after November surgery to repair a sports hernia. How he responds in his first March games should go a long way into telling how safely fantasy owners can buy him as a source of steals in mixed league drafts.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
4 weeks ago

Andrus (groin) said Sunday that he expects to make his Cactus League debut at some point during the week, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus has been taking it easy in camp while recovering from November sports hernia surgery, but the Rangers don't seem to fear that the shortstop is at risk of missing the start of the season. He's steadily increased his activities since spring training opened, and after doing some more running, hitting and fielding drills in the next couple of days, he should be ready to see some game action.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
1 month ago

Andrus (groin) says he will ramp up his running next week as he continues his recovery from sports hernia surgery, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus has been running at only 50 percent speed thus far, a precautionary measure as he eases back into action. The shortstop is already participating in all baseball activities and is expected to participate in a live game sometime within the coming month. It appears Andrus is well on the road back to full health, but it's worth monitoring the situation as spring camp progresses.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
1 month ago

Andrus (groin) will sit out the Rangers' Cactus League opener Saturday as he continues to take things slow in spring training, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Texas will not rush him back as he recovers from sports hernia surgery, though fantasy players will want to see him in action for at least a week's worth of games to feel comfortable plucking him in the middle to late rounds of mixed drafts. Last season (.302, eight home runs, 69 RBI, 75 runs, 24 steals) might've been his peak, so be careful not to pay for more than that in 2017.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
1 month ago

Andrus (groin) says he is working out at 80-90 percent of full strength and participating in all baseball activities, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran shortstop underwent sports hernia surgery this offseason, but says he has no limitations on his workouts thus far and simply needs to build up his strength. Andrus is coming off perhaps the best season of his career, in which he slashed .302/.362/.439 and contributed 69 RBI. Expect the Rangers to be cautious with easing him back into action.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
1 month ago

Andrus (groin) will report to Rangers camp on Saturday and will be brought along slowly as he recovers from his sports hernia, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy players should monitor Andrus' progress as their drafts approach, but he may not do much until spring training games start. His speed-first stock may depend heavily on how quickly he can get to 100 percent, which makes him only worth drafting in the middle to late rounds of mixed drafts.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
2 months ago

Andrus (groin) is expected to be healthy for the start of the 2017 season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus said that he's being careful while rehabbing his injury, but plans to be ready for the upcoming campaign. He also said that the groin ailment limited his ability to steal bases throughout 2016, so an increase in stolen base production may be in order for the 28-year-old shortstop.