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Elvis Andrus | Shortstop | #1

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / ATL
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Elvis Andrus finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Yankees on Friday.
Andrus knocked in two runs with a double in the fifth inning and drove in another run with a single just one inning later. He had his 19-game hitting streak (tied for the longest in MLB this season) snapped on Thursday night, but he’s still in a nice groove at the plate even if the power hasn’t really been there. Aug 10 - 11:28 PM

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Elvis Andrus ripped his first career grand slam and drove in five runs Tuesday against the Athletics.

Andrus' RBI single in the first inning got the scoring going and his grand slam in the sixth put the Rangers up 10-2. The A's then proceeded to score 11 unanswered runs to win in extras. Andrus has homered in two straight contests and is 9-for-22 at the dish over his last six games. Perhaps he'll finally go on a nice run at the plate.
Jul 25 - 12:26 AM

Elvis Andrus went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Rangers' 15-3 loss to the Athletics on Monday.

Andrus was the lone bright spot for the Rangers offense, which managed just three runs on eight hits in the loss. The 29-year-old shortstop is riding a five-game hit streak, and has begun to heat up, swiping four bases in his last eight games. It may be impossible for Andrus to replicate the career-best 20-homer/25-steal campaign he posted last year, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have a massive impact for fantasy owners (if he stays healthy) over the remainder of the season.
Jul 24 - 2:11 AM

Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Just a lackluster offensive showing for the Rangers as a team. They finished with four hits, all singles. Andrus at least chipped in with the stolen base, his second of what's been a trying season. A fractured elbow kept the shortstop out of action for two months. In a relatively limited sample of 35 games this year, Andrus is slashing .247/.311/.356 with two home runs and nine driven in. He's a better hitter than that, but the bat just hasn't been there in a consistent way when he's been healthy enough to play.
Jul 14 - 10:20 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5, stole a base and scored a run during Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Two of the hits were doubles against ace left-hander Chris Sale, although it was the single that led to the run. He singled against reliever Heath Hembree in the eighth inning, swiped second base, advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a base hit by Nomar Mazara. Andrus missed two months with a fractured elbow and has a .259 batting average with two homers and nine RBI in 33 games. He's taken a big step back from the bat prowess he displayed last year in his breakout campaign.
Jul 11 - 10:51 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 and scored a run during a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

It was his first multi-hit game since he came off the disabled list last week after missing more than two months with a fractured elbow. The shortstop seems to be back in mid-season form after the long layoff. Last year he had a huge breakout campaign, turning in a .297 batting average with 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 100 runs scored and 25 stolen bases. Right now he has a .264 batting average with two homers, seven RBI and zero stolen bases in 22 games of action.
Jun 27 - 11:32 PM

Elvis Andrus is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's his first day off since he was activated from the disabled list last week. Jurickson Profar is at shortstop in Andrus' place.
Jun 24 - 11:23 AM

Rangers activated SS Elvis Andrus from the 60-day disabled list.

Andrus missed over two months of action with a fractured right elbow as a result of a hit by pitch. He was just 1-for-24 at the plate while on his rehab assignment, but fantasy owners shouldn't be hesitant about putting the shortstop back into their lineups this week.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: I wouldn't trust Andrus in cash games tonight, but he's a fine tournament option considering his matchup and the weather conditions. Ian Kennedy is allowing a .290 avg to righties this season, and in 90 degree heat the ball will be flying. Plus, the Rangers have one of the highest team totals on the slate.
Jun 18 - 4:21 PM

Elvis Andrus (elbow) had his rehab assignment shifted to Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll play there on Saturday and Sunday, and assuming all goes well he'll then be cleared to rejoin the Rangers for the beginning of next week. Andrus has been on the shelf since getting hit by a pitch on April 11.
Jun 16 - 1:48 PM

Elvis Andrus (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Frisco.

Andrus will start out in Double-A before advancing to Triple-A Round Rock later this week. Barring any setbacks, he could rejoin the Rangers early next week. Andrus has been sidelined since suffering a fractured right elbow on a hit-by-pitch on April 11. Jurickson Profar has been filling in at shortstop and figures to shift into a super utility role upon Andrus' return.
Jun 11 - 3:19 PM

Elvis Andrus (elbow) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on June 18.

Andrus will begin a rehab assignment next week with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock before returning at the beginning of the following week assuming all goes well. The shortstop has been sidelined since mid-April with a fractured right elbow.
Jun 8 - 5:31 PM

Elvis Andrus (elbow) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

And if all goes well, he could return to the Rangers' active roster next weekend. Andrus has been on the disabled list since April 12 because of an olecranon fracture in his right elbow. The 29-year-old shortstop was batting .327/.426/.500 through his first 61 plate appearances this season. Jurickson Profar figures to shift back into more of a super-utility role when Andrus is back, though the 25-year-old should still get something close to everyday playing time.
Jun 7 - 9:18 PM

Elvis Andrus (elbow) was able to make throws from shortstop to first on Tuesday.

Andrus resumed playing catch over a week ago, and he recently began hitting off a tee. He's not eligible to be activated off the 60-day disabled list for another couple weeks, but it sounds like Andrus is close to being ready for a rehab assignment. He should be activated before the end of June.
Jun 5 - 4:45 PM

Elvis Andrus will hit off a tee Monday for the first time since suffering an olecranon fracture in his right elbow in mid-April.

Andrus also took some grounders on Monday and has been throwing from a distance of 90 feet. He's making encouraging progress as he begins to ramp things up. A return around the middle of June would appear to be in reach.
May 28 - 2:44 PM

Elvis Andrus (elbow) has been cleared to swing a bat.

Andrus is currently on the 60-day disabled list with an olecranon fracture in his right elbow -- an injury he suffered back in mid-April. If all goes smoothly with his rehab activities, he could return to the Rangers' active roster around the middle of June. The 29-year-old shortstop was batting .327/.426/.500 through his first 61 plate appearances this season. Jurickson Profar has been filling in at short for Texas.
May 22 - 5:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Joey Gallo
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
3Drew Robinson
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mike Minor
2Martin Perez
3Doug Fister
4Bartolo Colon
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Jurado
7Drew Hutchison
8Clayton Blackburn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Cory Gearrin
4Matt Bush
5Chris Martin
6Tony Barnette
7Matt Moore
8Eddie Butler
9Jeffrey Springs
10Ronald Herrera