Andrus (elbow) was cleared to swing a bat Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Andrus, who is currently on the 60-day DL, continues to ramp up his baseball activities as he works his way back from a fractured right elbow. Barring any setbacks in his recovery, the 29-year-old could return sometime in mid-June. In the meantime, Jurickson Profar will continue to fill in at shortstop until Andrus is healthy.
Andrus (elbow) was on the field playing catch prior to Thursday's game against the White Sox, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. The resumption of baseball activities for Andrus -- now five weeks removed from fracturing his right elbow -- is a significant step in the recovery process. Continued light infield work is likely the next step for the 29-year-old as the team monitors the increased activity. The veteran shortstop is eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list for the June 12 game against the Dodgers and that date currently seems within the realm of possibilities for his return.
Andrus (elbow) is scheduled to be examined by a doctor in Arlington, Texas this week and hopes to be cleared to field groundballs and play catch, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Wednesday marked five weeks since Andrus suffered a fractured elbow after getting hit by a pitch from Angels reliever Keynan Middleton. Being cleared for baseball activities is the next step in the recovery process. Andrus is on the 60-day disabled list and not eligible to be activated until June 11, which is an off day, so the earliest we could see him is June 12 on the road against the Dodgers.
Andrus is expected to begin rehabilitation on his right elbow during the Rangers' upcoming homestand, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. That was the good news for Andrus, who was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, pushing out his return to June 11 at the earliest. The injured shortstop will meet with the team medical director Thursday and could begin some arm strengthening exercises after giving his fractured right elbow three weeks to heal. Jurickson Profar and Isiah Kiner-Falefa will help fill in at shortstop while Andrus is unavailable.
Andrus (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday. Andrus went down with a fractured elbow on April 11. An initial timetable left Andrus sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks, and it looks as though the latter will be more accurate after he was transferred to the 60-day DL in order to make room for the recently acquired Carlos Perez. Andrus will be eligible to return against the Dodgers on June 12.