Andrus was pulled from Monday night's game against the Athletics due to a bruised right hand. Texas can breathe a sigh of relief, as Andrus appears to have avoided a significant injury despite taking a 94 mph fastball off his throwing hand. He'll likely avoid a trip to the injured list given the nature of the issue.
Andrus was lifted from Monday's game against Oakland after being struck by a pitch on his right forearm, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Andrus managed to remain in the contest for a few innings after being struck by a pitch, although he was pinch hit for in the seventh inning in a key situation. He'll be considered day-to-day until more information on his injury is released by the Rangers.
Andrus went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Athletics. Andrus got involved immediately with a two-run triple in the first inning and, after Nomar Mazara was hit by a pitch, stole home on Oakland starter Brett Anderson's slow pickoff move to first base. He later helped fuel Texas' come-from-behind win with a solo home run in the seventh. This was the fourth consecutive multi-hit game for Andrus, whose .414 batting average ranks third in MLB.
Andrus went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a stolen base in Friday's 8-6 loss to the A's. The steal was his third of the year, while the homer was his second. Andrus is off to a great start, slashing .389/.400/.556 through 13 games, and while his 1:12 BB:K is a reminder that his batting average could cool off in a hurry, the 30-year-old shortstop is once again showing the 20-20 form he flashed in 2017.
Andrus went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in the Rangers' 11-4 victory over the Angels on Thursday. Andrus continued his red-hot hitting to start the season, rattling off three more hits to bring his slash line up to .414/.433/.552 over 29 at-bats. That's already four multi-hit efforts in seven games for the 30-year-old veteran, who is off to a great start as he looks to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2018 that saw him limited to 97 games.
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