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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 delivered a game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Rangers past the Royals 2-1 on Saturday.
Andrus was hitless in three at-bats in the game before coming to the dish in the ninth -- in fact, he was hitless in his last 12 at-bats overall -- against Peter Moylan. The shortstop pulled a breaking ball down the left field line for what was scored as a single but would have been an extra-base hit had Rougned Odor not raced around to score the winning run. Andrus began the year hot but has cooled in recent days, batting .275/.296/.493 in 17 games overall. Apr 23 - 12:34 AM

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Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

The Rangers offense was unable to garner traction of any sort against Jesse Hahn and the A's pen on Wednesday, finishing out with just three hits as a team. Even after taking the 0-for-4, Andrus is still hitting a shiny .300/.323/.550 triple-slash with three homers, four RBI, nine runs scored and four steals over the course of an even 60 at-bats.
Apr 19 - 6:48 PM

Elvis Andrus had a couple singles, an RBI and a run scored on Tuesday in Oakland.

He also added his third and fourth stolen bases of the season, swiping second and third in the sixth inning. Unfortunately for the Rangers, Andrus had two of their three hits and the club didn't draw a walk, as they were shut down by Andrew Triggs and the A's bullpen. Andrus is hitting .321/.345/.589 so far this season.
Apr 19 - 1:02 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer Wednesday in the Rangers' 8-3 win over the Angels.

Andrus already has more homers this year than he hit in 157 games in 2014, and he's more than a third of the way to surpassing his career high of eight from last year. The power spike is surely something of a fluke, but we're not sure why the Rangers wouldn't bat him second until he cools off. He was in that spot Tuesday, when he homered and doubled, but he was back batting seventh tonight.
Apr 13 - 1:34 AM

Elvis Andrus homered and doubled Tuesday against the Angels.

The Rangers' original plan was to bat Carlos Gomez first and Shin-Soo Choo second this year, and if that was going to change, it seemed that it would be to accommodate Delino DeShields Jr. in the leadoff spot after his big spring. Andrus, though, has been one of the team's hottest hitters thus far, and he's been rewarded with starts in the two hole the last two games. It'll give his fantasy value a boost for however long it sticks.
Apr 12 - 2:11 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jurickson Profar
3Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Dario Alvarez
8Keone Kela
9Jake Diekman