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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: 6 | Salary: $5,050,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 79.52
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Elvis Andrus ejected from Sunday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was ejected from Sunday's game vs. Houston after he threw his bat following a called third strike to end the bottom of the third inning. Andrus was 0 for 2 with two strikeouts before being thrown out of Sunday's game.

Elvis Andrus launches go-ahead home run vs. Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus came up big on Sunday, launching a go-ahead home run -- his first of the season -- in a 3-0 win over the Rays.

Andrus took Joel Peralta deep in the eighth inning for a two-run shot. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. He has a hit in each of his six games, slashing .333/.333/.500 with one homer and three RBI in 24 at-bats.

Elvis Andrus plays shortstop Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus returned to the field Friday, playing five innings at shortstop while going 1 for 3 at the plate in his team's 6-5 loss to the Astros in San Antonio.

Andrus had been limited over the second half of March while dealing with elbow tightness, but the team had him on a throwing program that aimed to have him ready by this weekend. He should be good to go for the regular season.


Elvis Andrus says he'll be ready after Thursday workout


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus said he would be ready for the regular season after going through a full workout Thursday, according to ESPN.

Andrus was able to take rehab throws as well. He's been dealing with an elbow issue, but said he wants to play Friday. Andrus hit .271/.328/.331 in 620 at-bats last year.


Elvis Andrus has productive throwing session Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had a productive throwing session Tuesday while working around second base, MLB.com reports.

Andrus is scheduled to make throws from the shortstop position Wednesday, and he could be in the lineup for the one of the team's exhibition games against the Astros in San Antonio this weekend. He's looking like he'll be available for opening day, but much will depend on how his elbow responds to work over the next few days.


Elvis Andrus avoids structural damage in elbow


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) An MRI on the elbow of Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has revealed no structral damage, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Andrus has been cleared to throw, but he's on a schedule that will prevent him from taking the field until next weekend. He has been sidelined since Monday due to soreness in the elbow.


Elvis Andrus will not throw for three days


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will not throw for the next three days due to his sore elbow, MLB.com reports.

Andrus will be evaluated by a team doctor Friday, so he'll be sidelined until at least the weekend. He treated the issue as no cause for major concern Tuesday.


Elvis Andrus unworried about renewed elbow tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus isn't worried about the tightness in his elbow, from which he also suffered earlier in the spring, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"I feel good," Andrus said after a weightlighting workout and treatment before Tuesday's game. "There was a little tightness there, but there is nothing to worry about. I’m good."

Andrus was scratched Tuesday for precautionary reasons, but it sounds like he'll won't be sidelined for long.


Arm soreness has Elvis Andrus sidelined again


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from Tuesday's spring lineup due to recurring soreness in his right arm, per MLB.com. Andrus has not been able to throw at 100 percent this spring and the team is going to sit him out for a few days.

Elvis Andrus getting closer to 100 percent


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, who missed time earlier this spring with a sore shoulder, has been playing regularly, but he said he's still not at full strength throwing, per MLB.com.

"I'm getting the strength back," Andrus said. "It's not 100 percent. I'm probably 80-85 percent. It's coming along. It will get there pretty quick."


Elvis Andrus smacks double Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus went 1 for 2 with a double Wednesday after missing his team's last four games with flexor tendinitis in his right arm.

"I let it go. Yesterday, I think I was a little careful, but today I felt good with throwing to the bases and stuff," Andrus told MLB.com. "I didn't feel anything. I feel a lot stronger."

Andrus was initially expected to return Thursday or Friday but convinced manager Ron Washington to let him start Wednesday.


Elvis Andrus returns to lineup Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is in the team's lineup Wednesday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Andrus has been dealing with flexor tendinitis in his right arm. He was able to throw Monday, and doesn't seem worried about the injury. Andrus hit .271/.328/.331 in 620 at-bats last season.


Elvis Andrus plays catch Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, who is sidelined with flexor tendinitis in his right arm, played catch Monday, MLB.com reports.

"He's coming, it's just normal soreness," manager Ron Washington said of Andrus. "Like I've said, I've got it, too, but I don't have to throw from a position."

Andrus, who has also dealt with back issues over the past week, hit .271/.328/.331 with four home runs, 91 runs and 42 stolen bases in 620 at-bats last season.


Shoulder tendinitis has Elvis Andrus sidelined


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will be shelved for a few days with tendinitis in his forearm, ESPN has reported. The team is not worried about any lingering issues. He has also dealt with back pain.

Andrus has averaged 90 runs and 33 stolen bases in each of the last four seasons in blossoming into one of the premier shortstops in baseball.


Elvis Andrus shakes off back injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was able to play through lingering back issues Thursday, in the team's spring opener against the Royals. He went 0 for 2 with one strikeout before being replaced, and had little issue playing the field in an 11-7 win.

Andrus was considered day to day due to the injury, so it isn't much of a surprise that he was able to play. This is not expected to be an issue that troubles him moving forward.  


Elvis Andrus day to day with back issues


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with a back issue, according to the Star-Telegram.

Andrus is considered day to day due to the injury. Last season, Andrus hit .271/.328/.331 in 620 at-bats.


Rangers manager projects 2014 lineup/batting order


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington provided his projected lineup/batting order for the 2014 season, according to ESPN.

Washington has penciled left fielder Shin-Soo Choo into the leadoff spot. He will be followed by shortstop Elvis Andrus, first baseman Prince Fielder, third baseman Adrian Beltre, right fielder Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, catcher Geovany Soto, second baseman Jurickson Profar and center fielder Leonys Martin.


Rangers' trade of Elvis Andrus looking improbable


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/9/2013) FOXSports.com reports that the Rangers are not likely to trade shortstop Elvis Andrus. They have not discussed Andrus in any trade talks since they dealt second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers for first baseman Prince Fielder nearly three weeks ago.

Earlier reports suggested that the Rangers were open to dealing Andrus, and in the unlikely event they do trade him, it would open up shortstop for Jurickson Profar, while prospect Rougned Odor would get a chance to start at second base.


Elvis Andrus, Jurickson Profar still on market


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) Even though their trade with the Tigers Wednesday would seem to open up a starting spot for both, the Rangers would still consider trading shortstop Elvis Andrus or second baseman Jurickson Profar in the right deal, FOXSports.com reports.

The Cardinals and Rays are two teams rumored to be in the running.


Rangers may look to deal Elvis Andrus


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/6/2013) The Rangers are looking into the possibility of trading shortstop Elvis Andrus this offseason, according to FOXSports.com. Andrus has been the Rangers' starting shortstop for the last five seasons, but the team is looking for a way to get infielder Jurickson Profar into a regular role.

With nine years and over $126 million remaining on Andrus' contract, however, the Rangers may have difficulty finding a trade partner.


Elvis Andrus homers, drives in three in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus went 2 for 6 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 9-2 win over the Rays Thursday. It was his third straight two-hit performance and second home run in three games.

Andrus delivered half of his entire season's home runs over the last three days. He has hit .272/.331/.336 with four homers, 64 RBI and 40 stolen bases in 578 at-bats.


Elvis Andrus drives in three runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus matched a career high with three RBI in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh, FOX Sports reports. Andrus has 23 runs batted in over his last 30 games and 56 on the year.

Andrus went 2 for 5 in the game with the three RBI. He's batting .269 on the season for Texas. The 25-year-old has two hits in five of his last six games.

Elvis Andrus hits second home run


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was able to make his return to the lineup on Friday in Anaheim. Returning from a back issue, Andrus was able to go deep against the Halos.

Andrus homered in the seventh inning off starter C.J. Wilson as the Angels won the game anyway. Andrus' second HR of the season was a solo shot with two outs. He finished 2 for 5 on the night with two RBI.

Andrus, who is batting .265 for the season, played his first game in September since dealing with the back injury. He was red hot to close out August.

Elvis Andrus expected to return to lineup Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, who missed his fourth straight game Wednesday due to back tightness, expects to be back his team's starting lineup Friday to open a series against the Angels.

"I’m good to go," Andrus told the Dallas Morning News Wednesday. "I kind of knew I wouldn’t play [Wednesday]. They were trying to give me one more game and as much rest as possible. We have the day off and after that I’ll be ready to play."

Andrus finished August with a .303/.353/.394 line along with one home run, 16 RBI, 18 runs and 11 stolen bases in 109 at-bats.


Elvis Andrus still day to day


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus remained out of action Wednesday against Oakland, MLB.com reports. It was the fourth straight game he's missed due to tightness in his back.

Andrus remains day to day for the Rangers. He is batting .263 on the season with 49 RBI, 75 runs scored and 35 stolen bases.