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Elvis Andrus | Shortstop

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base against the Astros on Tuesday.
Andrus singled and scored in both the first and third innings. The steal was his fourth of the season. Andrus had a slow start but has steadily improved his average; counting Tuesday, Andrus has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. That amounts to a .240/.298/.317 line overall. May 5 - 11:08 PM

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Elvis Andrus finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base Saturday against the Angels.

Andrus has reached base in five straight, a major accomplishment for a Rangers hitter this year. Unfortunately, he's still batting just .208 overall. Worse, he's drawn one walk in 73 at-bats, an unusual problem for the light-hitting shortstop; if nothing else, he's usually managed a decent walk rate for a guy with so little power.
Apr 26 - 12:46 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Angels.

Andrus swatted a solo homer in the sixth inning against Jose Ramirez. Home runs should continue to be a rare occurrence for Andrus, as he now has only 21 in his career over 4,014 plate appearances. The steals, however, should continue to come in at a high frequency.
Apr 15 - 12:05 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Andrus knocked in both runs via a fifth inning RBI single off of Roberto Hernandez. Owners of Andrus should be happy to see the run production because at this point there's not much else to cling to with on the shortstop beyond speed. He's off to a rocky 5-for-24 start on the season and is coming off a .263/.314/.333 campaign in 2014. Andrus did put up good numbers in the spring, for whatever that's worth.
Apr 11 - 11:58 PM

Elvis Andrus is batting seventh for the Rangers on Thursday afternoon against the A's.

It's about time the Rangers moved him away from the top of the lineup. Andrus batted just .263/.314/.333 in 157 games last season and he's 2-for-11 this year.
Apr 9 - 12:56 PM

Elvis Andrus (back) is set to resume baseball activities on Wednesday.

Said Andrus, "There's nothing to worry about." He was scratched from the lineup on Monday with a stiff lower back, but it doesn't sound major. The shortstop has been raking this spring, slashing .389/.410/.639 in 39 plate appearances.
Mar 31 - 12:18 PM

Elvis Andrus was scratched from the Rangers' Cactus League lineup Monday with a stiff lower back.

It doesn't sound like something that will affect his status for the start of the season. Andrus is batting .389/.410/.639 in 39 plate appearances this spring.
Mar 30 - 12:36 PM

Elvis Andrus connected on his first home run of the Cactus League season as the Rangers blasted the Angels 15-8 on Tuesday.

Andrus victimized Andrew Heaney for the solo shot in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old has been punishing the baseball in Cactus League play, hitting .444 (12-for-27) with four RBI. With Leonys Martin slated to serve as the Rangers leadoff hitter, Andrus will likely fall to the bottom third of the order, severely impacting his potential counting stats.
Mar 24 - 11:04 PM

Elvis Andrus finished Sunday afternoon's win against the Indians 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Andrus has been battling a sore knee, so his spring debut was delayed by a few games. He singled in a run in the fifth inning and later scored. Though he has stolen plenty of bases, Andrus has put up subpar offensive numbers over the last two seasons.
Mar 8 - 9:12 PM

Elvis Andrus (knee) won't play in the Rangers' first four Cactus League games.

The Rangers don't consider Andrus' knee issue to be serious, but they are taking extra precaution. The 26-year-old is coming off a disappointing season in which he batted just .263 with two homers and a .647 OPS while going 27-for-42 in stolen base attempts.
Mar 4 - 12:42 PM

Elvis Andrus (knee) will not play in Wednesday's Cactus League opener against the Royals.

Andrus doesn't believe his knee issue to be serious, so he should get into the Rangers' lineup soon. The shortstop has put up mediocre numbers in each of the last two seasons, sporting a sub-.660 OPS. After stealing 42 bases in 2013, he stole only 27 bags last season while leading the league, having been caught stealing 15 times.
Mar 3 - 10:10 AM

Elvis Andrus left the Rangers' team workout Sunday with minor soreness in his left knee.

Andrus paid a visit to Dr. Keith Meister, who told Rangers general manager Jon Daniels that it's not a significant injury. The 26-year-old shortstop may take it easy for a couple of days, but he should get into Cactus League games soon enough. He's trying to get his career back on track after batting just .263/.314/.333 in 2014. Andrus was also caught stealing on 15 of his 42 stolen base attempts last year.
Mar 2 - 12:02 PM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that the Rangers are not likely to trade SS Elvis Andrus.

Rosenthal noted that while the Rangers would be willing to trade "any shortstop" in the right deal, the team believes that Andrus is going to have a big year and would be somewhat reticent to move him. Beyond Andrus, the Rangers have Jurickson Profar and Louis Sardinia to dangle if something catches their eye.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that it's "very doubtful" that the Yankees will acquire Elvis Andrus from the Rangers.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week that the Yankees were "intrigued" by Andrus, but his production has dropped off in recent years and he's owed $120 million over the next eight seasons. Banking on a rebound would be a big risk, even for a deep-pocketed team like the Yankees, so it's not surprising that they could ultimately find their shortstop elsewhere.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 11:27:00 AM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are "intrigued" by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.

Andrus' eight-year, $120 million contract extension kicks in next season and he posted a miserable .263/.314/.333 slash line across 157 games in 2014, but the Yankees are desperate for a shortstop and may be viewing the 26-year-old Venezuelan as a potential bounceback candidate. Sherman says the Rangers -- if they're able to unload Andrus -- can go "inexpensive in the middle infield with a combination of Rougned Odor, Jurickson Profar, and Luis Sardinas."
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
9Nick Tepesch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Spencer Patton
9Lisalverto Bonilla