Andrus went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox. The steal was his first in 33 games on the campaign, and Andrus' streak of consecutive seasons with at least 20 stolen bases is in serious jeopardy of ending at nine. His .259/.320/.374 slash line on the year is also below the level he'd established in 2016 and 2017, but the 29-year-old is healthy after missing time earlier in the year with an elbow injury and could still raise those numbers significantly with a big second half.
Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Andrus will take a seat on getaway day as manager Jeff Banister makes room in the lineup at shortstop for Jurickson Profar, who will serve as the Rangers' No. 2 hitter. Since returning from the disabled list June 18, Andrus is hitting .205 with no home runs and no steals in 16 games, rendering him a major disappointment for fantasy owners who had stashed him while he was sidelined for just over two months.
Andrus is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins. It seems the Rangers are just being cautious and easing Andrus back into regular action coming off the lengthy disabled list stint. He's 2-for-21 in five games out of the two hole since his reinstatement, but he's also walked three times. Jurickson Profar will step in at shortstop in the series finale.
Andrus went 1-for-5 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Royals. Andrus has appeared in both games since being activated off the disabled list, going 1-for-8 with two walks and a run scored. He missed 59 games with an elbow injury and didn't hit well during his rehabilitation stint (1-for-24), so it may take him a few more games to get his timing back at the plate.
Andrus (elbow) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday. Andrus had been out since mid-April with a fractured elbow. He'll play shortstop and bat second Monday against the Royals. Ryan Rua was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move Sunday.
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