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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||610.00||3.00||.272||55.00||83.00||37.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Back - Out until at least early April|
|vs Oakland||74||18||0|| .273|| .297|| .243|
|vs Gray (Career)||15||3||0|| .200||.333||.200|
|vs RHP||457||112||2|| .291|| .313|| .245|
|Last 10 Games|
Rangers' Andrus (back) set to resume baseball activities Wed.
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/15) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, who was scratched from the lineup Monday due to lower back stiffness, said Tuesday he will resume baseball activities Wednesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
"There's nothing to worry about," he said.
Andrus is having a pretty good performance at the plate this spring, batting .389 (14 for 36) with one home run, two triples, two doubles, six RBI and four runs in 13 spring games.
Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (back) scratched from lineup Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has been scratched from Monday's starting lineup due to stiffness in his lower back, the team announced.
Andrus has been in the midst of a fine spring, hitting .389/.410/.639 with one home run, two doubles and two triples in 36 at-bats.
Rangers expecting big season from shortstop Elvis Andrus
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) The Rangers are invested in shortstop Elvis Andrus. The veteran is signed through 2022 and after the struggles of last year, general manager Jon Daniels wants to see him move forward, reports MLB.com.
"We invested in him because we thought he was arrow-up. We've been encouraged this winter and this spring by the feeling that he's kind of recommitted, after last year being below his standards.
"We don't see why he can't be one of the best defensive players and baserunners in the game. He controls the bat, he can get on base, do some different things. I don't expect him to hit for power, but I think he can be an impactful player. He's a winning player."
Andrus, a defensive-minded player, was told by manager Jeff Bannister he should be able to win a Gold Glove.
"I'm working on it," Andrus said. "It's easy to say. But you have to go out there and be consistent, especially on routine ground balls. That's one of the things I'm working on right now. I know that if I can make that happen, I would have a chance to win."
Rangers SS Elvis Andrus targeting Cactus League action next week
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, who is working his way back from a mild patella tendinitis in his left knee, is targeting game action at some point next week, per the Star-Telegram. Although he's scheduled to miss at least Texas' first four spring games, Andrus has been taking batting practice and working on his fielding.
"I'm still doing everything, still hitting," Andrus said. "It's a long spring training.
"I feel better," Andrus said. "If I keep feeling this way I think I'll be ready to play next week. I don't think missing four or five games is going to do something good or bad to me."
Rangers' Andrus not expected to play in first four spring games
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was held out of Wednesday's spring opener against the Royals due to mild patella tendinitis in his left knee. He is not scheduled to play in the first four Cactus League games, per MLB.com.
|2014 summary: Perhaps no player felt the effects of the Rangers' last-place finish more than Elvis Andrus. With no power to speak of, his Fantasy production is largely dependent on the lineup around him, and that lineup didn't live up to its usual standards last year. Granted, he wasn't at his best himself, his batting average dipping to a career-low .263, but while he's usually a fixture among the top eight shortstops, he ranked 11th in Head-to-Head points leagues and 13th in Rotisserie.|
Playing time status: Because he doesn't generate much production on his own, Andrus' value is closely tied to where he bats in the lineup. He spent much of 2014 in the two-hole, which would be for the best since it would allow him to score more runs, and that seems to be the plan going into 2015 as well.
2015 outlook: Even with his consistently high finishes in Fantasy, there was a sense among some analysts that Andrus was overrated, and last year, he showed exactly why. Still, he's a good base stealer who will typically hit for a decent batting average, and in a loaded lineup, that can be valuable, especially at a weak position like shortstop. He won't be top-12 at the position going into the season, but he's a decent upside pick -- more his team's than his own -- in the middle-to-late rounds.
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