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Elvis Andrus | Shortstop | #1

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / ATL
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Elvis Andrus connected for a two-run homer in the Rangers’ 4-3 win over the Padres on Friday.
It was his first homer of the spring and ended up being the difference in the ballgame. While it didn’t get a lot of attention, Andrus had the best season of his career with the bat last year while batting .302/.362/.439 with eight homers, 69 RBI, and 24 steals over 147 games. The infusion of youth at the shortstop position has pushed him down the board, but he’s still useful to have around in fantasy leagues. Mar 24 - 7:19 PM

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Elvis Andrus (hernia) will make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Andrus is batting second for the Rangers in a split-squad game and is starting at shortstop. He underwent surgery in November for a sports hernia, but is expected to be fully healthy and ready to go in time for Opening Day.
Mar 11 - 12:13 PM

Elvis Andrus (hernia) will make his Cactus League debut later this week.

Andrus is behind other Rangers players in camp after having sports hernia surgery last November. The shortstop ran the bases on Monday for the first time this spring and didn't have any issues. Andrus is coming off a fine season that saw him bat .302/.362/.439 with eight homers and 24 stolen bases.
Mar 6 - 4:19 PM

Elvis Andrus (hernia) won't play in the Rangers' Cactus League opener on Saturday.

Andrus underwent hernia surgery in November and is being eased along in camp. He obviously has plenty of time and there's no reason to believe he won't be ready to roll by the time Opening day comes around.
Feb 24 - 10:47 AM

Elvis Andrus said Saturday that he's nearing full strength and is currently participating in all baseball activities.

Andrus underwent surgery in November to repair a sports hernia, but says he's already at 80-90 percent of full strength. With no limitations now, it sounds as though he should be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of the regular season.
Feb 18 - 10:50 AM

Elvis Andrus (hernia) has been running sprints and expects to be ready for Opening Day.

Andrus is still rehabbing from November surgery for a sports hernia and might be eased into action this spring, but he should be 100 percent -- or close to it -- when the real games begin. The 28-year-old shortstop enjoyed the best all-around season of his career in 2016, batting .302/.362/.439 with eight home runs, 69 RBI, 24 stolen bases, and 75 runs scored in 147 games for Texas.
Jan 19 - 1:07 PM

Elvis Andrus underwent surgery recently to repair a sports hernia.

The procedure comes with six weeks of rest and rehab, so Andrus should be fine for the beginning of spring training next February. The 28-year-old shortstop had the best offensive season of his career in 2016, slashing .302/.362/.439 with eight home runs, 69 RBI, 24 stolen bases, and 75 runs scored in 147 games.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 08:05:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in a loss to the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.

Andrus had half of the Rangers’ hits on the day. They were being shut out going into the bottom of the ninth inning, but Andrus led off with a triple to deep center field before being brought home on a Shin-Soo Choo ground out.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 07:51:00 PM

Elvis Andrus clobbered a pair of home runs Saturday in the Rangers' win over the Athletics.

He tied a career-high with four RBI. Andrus was the only offense the Rangers needed in a 5-0 win. Both of his blasts came off A's rookie Raul Alcantara. The 28-year-old is having his best offensive season. His .299 average, eight homers and 68 RBI all represent new career-highs. Saturday was the first multi-homer game of Andrus' career.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 08:08:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and scored the winning run in a walk-off victory Monday versus the Angels.

He took Cory Rasmus deep with two outs in the seventh inning to tie things up and then scampered home on a bloop single by Ian Desmond in the bottom of the ninth. Andrus' six home runs are one shy of his career high, and he's at career-bests across the board with his .298/.358/.426 triple-slash numbers.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 12:07:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI triple and a stolen base in Tuesday's come-from-behind win over the Astros.

Andrus played a big part in the comeback win, plating a run with a triple off closer Ken Giles in the ninth inning to tie the game and coming around to score the winning run just one batter later. A quietly productive player in recent years, the 28-year-old is hitting .293/.352/.416 with five homers, 62 RBI, 64 runs scored and 22 steals through 133 games with the Rangers this year.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Elvis Andrus put forth a strong performance in Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Mariners, finishing 4-for-6 with a solo home run, three doubles and three runs scored.

Andrus' home run in the seventh inning was an absolute no-doubter. The dinger was his fifth of the season. He would go on to pick up an RBI double just one inning later. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, the 28-year-old shortstop is slashing .298/.356/.419 with 60 RBI, 62 runs scored and 21 steals over 439 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 02:13:00 AM

Elvis Andrus is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for Andrus. Jurickson Profar will fill in at shortstop.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:21:00 PM

Elvis Andrus is out of Monday's lineup against the Angels.

Andrus is presumably getting a breather. Jurickson Profar will start at shortstop and bat leadoff against right-hander Nick Tropeano.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Elvis Andrus connected for his fourth home run of the season but the Rangers fell to the Twins on Saturday.

He finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. The home run is a rare treat for his owners. Each of Andrus' .293/.348/.418 line stats are career highs. His best category has always been stolen bases. He has 13 of those this year.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 01:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
4A.J. Jimenez
5Steven Lerud
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Drew Robinson
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Jurickson Profar
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Joey Gallo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Mike Hauschild
8Dillon Gee
9Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Keone Kela
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Eddie Gamboa
10Nick Martinez
11Jose Leclerc
12Dario Alvarez
13Anthony Bass