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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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Rangers transferred SS Elvis Andrus to the 60-day disabled list with an Olecranon fracture in his right elbow.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot which the Rangers are using to claim Carlos Perez off waivers from Atlanta. He's expected to be out 6-to-8 weeks with the elbow fracture, so Andrus will be back in the lineup for Texas in June, at the earliest. May 2 - 4:31 PM

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Elvis Andrus (elbow) indicated Wednesday that he's targeting the first or second week of June for his return to the Rangers' active roster.

Andrus was placed on the disabled list April 12 after suffering an olecranon fracture in his right elbow and he still hasn't begun any sort of strengthening exercises. "It's taking longer than I thought," the shortstop told reporters on Wednesday afternoon. "I feel better every day, but I've got to take it slowly instead of trying to hurry and not feel good when I'm there playing. ... I was aiming for the end of [May], but I wasn't true to myself. In my head, I thought it would be an easy comeback. I'm going to need more than that." Jurickson Profar will continue to fill in at shortstop for the last-place Rangers.
May 2 - 1:44 PM

Rangers placed SS Elvis Andrus on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 12, with an olecranon fracture in his right elbow.

The move was reported on Wednesday and is now official. Andrus will not require surgery but is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. Jurickson Profar will handle shortstop while Andrus is on the shelf.
Apr 13 - 3:32 PM

Elvis Andrus (elbow) won't require surgery on his injured elbow.

That's the good news. The bad news is that Andrus is still expected to miss 6-8 weeks after fracturing his right elbow on a hit-by-pitch Wednesday against the Angels. Andrus had been off to a stellar start, batting .327 with two homers through his first 61 plate appearances. It's a big loss for the Rangers, as well as any fantasy owners who invested an early-round pick in the All-Star shortstop. He'll be officially placed on the disabled list ahead of Friday night's game in Houston.
Apr 12 - 5:29 PM

Initial tests show that Elvis Andrus has a fractured right elbow, according to Rangers manager Jeff Banister.

Andrus got hit in the arm by a 97 mph fastball on Wednesday night, dropping immediately to the ground in significant pain. This is another huge blow to the Rangers, as Andrus is not only one of their best offensive players, but a dynamite defender at shortstop. Just how long he'll be out has yet to be determined, but it's safe to say that it's going to be a while.
Apr 11 - 11:50 PM

Elvis Andrus hit his second home run of the year in the Rangers' loss to the Angels on Monday.

It was a ninth-inning solo shot off Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian. Andrus also drew a walk in the game, finishing 1-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. The 29-year-old shortstop is batting .362 with a .976 OPS through 52 plate appearances as he tries to build off his breakout 2017.
Apr 9 - 11:53 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored in Saturday's lopsided loss to the Astros.

He whacked a solo shot off starter Lance McCullers in the third inning. He also singled and walked in the game and scored each time he reached base. He was one of the top fantasy shortstops in the sport last year for the first time in his ten-year career, hitting .297 with 20 homers, 88 RBI, 100 runs and 25 stolen bases in 158 games.
Mar 31 - 8:19 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday’s Opening Day loss to the Astros.

Andrus scored the only run of the game for the Rangers after leading off the bottom of the ninth inning with a double. The 29-year-old enjoyed a surprising power breakout last season by slugging 20 homers to go along with a .297/.337/.471 batting line, 25 steals, and 100 run scored. Even if he doesn’t hit 20 homers again, he’s a valuable across-the-board contributor in fantasy leagues.
Mar 29 - 6:49 PM

Elvis Andrus went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Indians.

Andrus burned Corey Kluber for a two-run home run in the first inning, his second long ball of the spring. The shortstop sizzled with a career-best season in 2017, when he slashed .297/.337/.471 with 20 homers, 88 RBI and 25 stolen bases across 643 at-bats. It was his first year with double-digit home runs.
Mar 24 - 6:44 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Saturday's Cactus League win over the A's.

Andrus rocked a two-run homer off Paul Blackburn in the bottom of the first inning, his first tater of spring training. He would later add an RBI single. The veteran shortstop is looking to build on a stellar 2017 season in which he slashed .297/.337/.471 with 20 homers, 88 RBI and 25 steals over the course of 643 at-bats. That slugging percentage was the best of his career, ditto the home runs -- he had never previously even hit double-digit dingers -- and the RBI.
Mar 10 - 5:52 PM

Elvis Andrus (back) is aiming to return to workouts in Rangers camp on Friday.

Andrus has been resting for the last couple of days after coming down with back spasms. The 29-year-old shortstop carries huge fantasy potential into the 2018 season after slashing .297/.337/.471 with 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 25 stolen bases, and 100 runs scored over 158 games in 2017.
Feb 22 - 2:34 PM

Elvis Andrus had his morning workout cut short on Tuesday due to back spasms.

No reason to take any chances this early in camp. Andrus should be fine in the next day or two. The 29-year-old shortstop is coming off a career-best year where he batted .297/.337/.471 with 20 homers, 88 RBI, 25 steals, and 100 runs scored over 158 games.
Feb 20 - 2:26 PM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Rangers have discussed a potential new contract for SS Elvis Andrus with his agent Scott Boras.

Andrus's eight-year, $120 million contract runs through the 2022 season but he has the option to opt out of the deal following each of the next two seasons. The deal was signed prior to the 2015 season and at the time it seemed only a remote possibility that the heretofore light-hitting shortstop would ever choose to opt out of such a lucrative contract. But after Andrus' breakout 2017 campaign it now seems there is a high probability of an impending opt-out. He recorded a .297 batting average with 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 100 runs and 25 stolen bases last year. It makes sense for the team to find out what it would cost them to get Andrus to give up the opt-out clause.
Feb 2 - 10:45 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with three RBI, a walk, and a run scored in a win over the Yankees on Friday.

Andrus had an RBI triple in the third inning and plated two runs wth a single in the fifth. While it hasn’t gotten much attention, Andrus has been one of the most valuable fantasy options this season. He’s batting .307/.349/.499 with 20 homers, 83 RBI, 24 steals, and 92 runs scored over 136 games.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:48:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Rangers beat the Braves 12-8 in the first half of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader.

Andrus got the party jumping early with his solo blast in the top of the first inning off Braves rookie starter Luiz Gohara. He then added an RBI single in the top of the third and an RBI double in the top of the eighth. Andrus is now batting .305/.345/.495 with 20 home runs, 80 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 90 runs scored through 134 games here in 2017. It's been a tremendous campaign for the 29-year-old shortstop, who tallied just 20 total homers over his first 4,010 major league plate appearances.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Hanser Alberto
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Ronald Herrera
10Jose Leclerc
11Ricardo Rodriguez
12Brandon Mann