SS - TEX
The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports the Rangers plan to have Isiah Kiner-Falefa replace Elvis Andrus as the club's starting shortstop next season.
Texas made a noted effort to look towards the future late in the 2020 campaign. The 32-year-old Andrus struggled mightily this past summer, hitting just .194 with three homers, three steals, and a .582 OPS. He hasn't been all the productive for several seasons now, so the Rangers will move forward with "IKF" as the everyday starter in 2021. Andrus still has two years and $24 million left on his contract.
The Rangers placed Elvis Andrus (back) on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Andrus is dealing with a back strain and was placed on the injured list Saturday. He could miss the rest of the season. Sherten Apostel was recalled in a corresponding move.
Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and one strikeout in Friday's loss to the Athletics. He has a home run in two straight games.
Although he hit a couple of home runs in the last two games, Andrus has struggled this season. He has a .190 batting average with three home runs and three steals.
Elvis Andrus crushed a solo home run off of Andrew Heaney with an exit velocity of 106.8 mph. That was his second home on the season.
Although Andrus hit a home run, he is not relevant in fantasy leagues. Earlier today, manager Chris Woodward noted that he won't be a regular moving forward.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward says Elvis Andrus won't be a regular moving forward this summer.
Andrus is hitting a miserable .172 with a .488 OPS in 26 games this year. Texas simply wants to give their younger players a shot down the stretch. Andrus isn't worth holding onto in any fantasy leagues.