Elvis Andrus Exits Game With Tight Right Hip Flexor

This isn't news that Texas Rangers fans want to read just a week before Opening Day, but shortstop Elvis Andrus was forced to exit Tuesday's game against the San Diego Padres due to a tight right hip flexor.

Like most spring training injury-related moves, this was likely just precautionary, as there's certainly nothing to gain by having Andrus grind it out through the injury. Per ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett:

Manager Ron Washington said after the Rangers' 10-9 win over San Diego that Andrus complained of tightness in the muscle, and the skipper didn't want to take any chances and sent him to the clubhouse. He'll be evaluated further on Wednesday, but the tentative plan is to give him Wednesday off and have him return to the lineup on Thursday. Washington said he wasn't concerned.

It doesn't seem like it's anything serious, but injuries like this seem like they can linger. Washington is best off letting Andrus rest at least through Wednesday, if not Thursday as well.

For more on the Rangers, be sure to head over to Lone Star Ball and join the discussion.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.