Andrus went 1-for-3 with an RBI infield single in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Cubs. The veteran shortstop broke open the scoring with a second-inning infield single that plated Ryan Rua, which would turn out to be the only run the Rangers managed on the afternoon. Andrus has now hit safely in five of six games, and is slashing .333/.378/.564 line over 39 at-bats in July.
Andrus is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Elvis will get a rare day off as the Rangers go with Jurickson Profar at shortstop. Profar will bat seventh in the order against the Yankees' Michael Pineda.
Andrus went 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI Tuesday at the Athletics. Andrus' third bomb of the year gave the Rangers an insurance run in the eighth inning of a winning effort. He's now collected nine hits over his last four games to raise his slash line to .294/.342/.417.
Andrus finished 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Mariners. The shortstop got things started for the Texas offense by doubling in a run and scoring on Mitch Moreland's homer in the fourth inning, and he helped put the game out of reach with another RBI and a run in the sixth. Andrus is now batting .282 on the season, putting him on track to rival his career-high .287 mark set back in 2012.
Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates. With a pair of 0-for-4 outings over the first two games of the series, Andrus will get a breather in Sunday's matinee. In Andrus' stead, Hanser Alberto will pick up a start at shortstop and bat ninth in the order.