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1 Elvis Andrus SS
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 8/26/1988 | Birthplace: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,050,000 | Owned/Started%: 85/64 | Average Draft Position: 111.51
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Rangers' Elvis Andrus returns to No. 2 spot Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is batting second in Tuesday's matchup with the Red Sox.

Andrus has been the team's No. 2 hitter for much of the season but was dropped to six for the last two games, with Delino DeShields moving up to second. However, Andrus will resume his regular role Tuesday against lefty Wade Miley. The shortstop has hit .362/.423/.511 with one home run and three RBI in 47 at-bats against lefties.

The Rangers are underdogs (+125) in Boston on Tuesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Rangers drop Andrus down to No. 6 spot; DeShields to bat second


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Rangers manager Jeff Banister dropped shortstop Elvis Andrus down to the No. 6 spot in the batting order on Saturday against the Indians, per MLB.com. Andrus started 25 of Texas' 36 games in the No. 2. Delino DeShields will take over that role on Saturday.

"Let's see if Delino can carry what he's been doing in the nine hole up to the two slot," manager Jeff Banister said to the Dallas Morning News. "Against right-handers, that's been a bit of a challenge for us."

Andrus is hitting .190 (4 for 21) over his last six games, lowering his batting average from .230 to .224 on the year.

Texas is an underdog (+124) at home against the Indians.


Rangers' Elvis Andrus having trouble conquering righties


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has hit just .222/.283/.286 with one home run, eight RBI and four stolen bases in 126 at-bats, and much of his offensive issues can be traced back to his work against right-handed pitchers.

Andrus has taken advantage of a high .394 BABIP to post a .333/.391/.476 line against southpaws, but he's hit just .167/.228/.190 in 84 at-bats against righties to torpedo his overall numbers. On the positive side, the shortstop is finding an alternate way to get on base in May while struggling at the plate, as he's managed to draw eight of his 11 walks this season this month. A more selective Andurs in the batter's box could be a precursor to an offensive rebound.


Rangers SS Andrus continues offensive, defensive woes Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Like much of the Rangers offense, the struggles for shortstop Elvis Andrus continued in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the A's. Despite drawing a couple of walks on the afternoon, Andrus went hitless and has seen his season batting average drop to .224.

Andrus' defense is suffering just as much as his offense is, as he committed his seventh error of the season on Sunday, which is the second-most in the American League. He has been at shortstop for every inning of every game for the Rangers so far. One might wonder if manager Jeff Bannister would consider giving the former two-time All-Star a rest in the coming days.


Rival GM: Rangers unlikely to trade shortstop Elvis Andrus


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) One general manager, who has interest in acquiring Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, indicates it is going to be difficult for the Rangers to trade Andrus now, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

While the Rangers have infield depth in the minors, it is mostly at the lower levels. Also, Jurickson Profar missing a second straight season due to shoulder problems is also making it difficult for Texas to part ways with Andrus, who is under contract through 2022.


Rangers SS Elvis Andrus snaps longest active HR drought


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus went deep for his first home run of the season, snapping the longest active streak in the majors without a home run (481 at-bats) during Tuesday's contest against the Angels.

Andrus took Jose Alvarez deep for a solo home run in the sixth inning for his first home run since May 21, 2015. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI in an 8-2 victory. He is hitting .184 (7 for 38) with a home run and four RBI in nine games.


Elvis Andrus drives in two for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus drove in two runs in a 6-2 win over Houston on Saturday. 

Andrus went one for four, raising his average for the season to .167. His two-run single in the fifth helped give the Rangers some breathing room. 


Rangers' Andrus on batting 7th: 'In the end, it's all about winning'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus hit seventh for a second straight game Friday against the Astros. Andrus, who hit second in the first three games, is not complaining about batting seventh after Thursday's 10-1 win against the A's.

“In the end, it's all about winning," he said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Andrus is batting .125 (2 for 16) with no extra-base hits and no RBI in four games. He has one run, one strikeout and no walks.


Rangers' Elvis Andrus goes hitless in return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus went 0 for 3 and struck out twice in his return to the lineup Wednesday as the Rangers fell to the Rockies, 10-4.

Andrus was scratched from Monday's lineup due to stiffness in his lower back but missed little time due to the injury. He has hit .359/.381/.590 in 39 spring at-bats.


Rangers' Andrus (back) set to resume baseball activities Wed.


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) 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
(3/30/2015) 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
(3/23/2015) 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
(3/5/2015) 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
(3/4/2015) 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.

Rangers' Andrus feeling better, but unlikely to play in spring opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus said his left knee felt better Tuesday, but he is unlikely to play in Wednesday's spring opener against the Royals, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Andrus added the injury is not considered serious.

Rangers SS Elvis Andrus dealing with sore left knee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus met with Dr. Keith Meister after leaving Sunday's workout due to a sore left knee, general manager Jon Daniels said Monday. Although, the diagnosis seems positive, as Dr. Meister doesn't think Andrus' injury is anything serious, per Daniels.

Andrus won't play in Monday's intrasquad game, but he will hit in the batting cages. Andrus could also be ready to play in Wednesday's spring opener against the Royals.


New offseason work ethic benefits Rangers' Elvis Andrus


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2014, and he thinks he's figured out why. 

Andrus told Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News that, heading into last season, he did very little offseason work. He arrived at spring training out of shape and hurt his shoulder early in the season. 

As a result, Andrus had a career-low .263 average, the fifth-lowest OPS in the American League and 18 errors. 

This past winter, Andrus was among of 12 Rangers that stayed in town to work out regularly. He also did yoga and Pilates for the first time, helping him to get into the best shape in his career. 

"Last year, that was an off-season that I hope never happens again in my career,” Andrus told Fraley. “It taught me the don’t-do-it part of the game."


Report: Elvis Andrus least likely Rangers shortstop to be traded


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) The Rangers remain open to trading any shortstop in their organization in the right deal, but it appears starting shortstop Elvis Andrus is the least likely to be dealt, according to FOX Sports. The Rangers believe Andrus could be headed for a big season in 2015 after a bit of a down year in 2014.

Report: Very doubtful Yankees acquire Rangers SS Elvis Andrus


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) It appears very doubtful the Yankees will make a trade to acquire Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, according to ESPN senior writer Andrew Marchand. Andrus has been rumored to be a potential option to replace longtime Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who played his final season in 2014.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a more likely option for the Yankees than Andrus, but nothing is close at the moment.


Report: Elvis Andrus could be option to replace Jeter at short for Yanks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) As the Yankees prepare to move forward without Derek Jeter as their everyday shortstop, one option that interests the team as a potential Jeter replacement is Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Although, Sherman suggests the Yankees would have to feel Andrus is a buy-low candidate and he can bounce back from his 2014 struggles. The 26-year-old shortstop hit a career-low .263 in 157 games in '14.


Rangers' Elvis Andrus losing weight


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Rangers infielder Elvis Andrus is losing weight this offseason, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Andrus said he's already lost 10 pounds since the end of the year, and is hoping to lose 10 additional pounds going forward. Andrus struggled this past season, hitting .263/.314/.333 over 619 at-bats. 


Hitters to sit in Week 24


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) If you own Tyler Flowers, Brandon Moss, Brandon Phillips, Lonnie Chisenhall or Elvis Andrus or Marcell Ozuna Fantasy, you may want to sit them for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14).

See the latest Start and Sit Hitters to find out why.


Hitters to sit in Week 23


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/31/2014) If you own Stephen Vogt, Mark Trumbo, Arismendy Alcantara, Nick Castellanos, Elvis Andrus or Khris Davis in Fantasy, you may want to think twice about starting him in Fantasy Week 23 (Sept. 1-7).

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Elvis Andrus misses minimal time with ankle injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was forced out of Thursday's game with an ankle injury, but it proved to be a non-issue.

Andrus was back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, after missing just the final six innings of Thursday's game. 


Elvis Andrus exits game with ankle injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was forced out of Thursday's game against the Angels with a lower left ankle injury.

Andrus was spiked on the lower part of his left ankle during a double play in the second inning. He remained in the game for an inning and was replaced by Rougned Odor in the fourth.

Andrus is hitting .267 with two homers and 22 RBI in 360 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's game against the Angels.