The Texas Rangers received a bit of bad news on Saturday morning, as the club learned that shortstop Elvis Andrus will be shut down for a few days due to a forearm injury.
Richard Durrett of ESPN reports the following.
#Rangers SS Elvis Andrus has flexor tendinitis in forearm. Club not worried, but will back off him for a few days.
— Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) March 1, 2014
Andrus has been the picture of durability, playing at least 145 games every season of his career. A career .274 hitter, he stands to benefit as much as anybody from the arrival of free agent center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the lineup. Between that and the presence of Prince Fielder behind him in the lineup, Andrus stands to have a nice season in terms of fantasy numbers and in terms of real baseball as the Rangers try to return to the playoffs once again in 2014.
An injury this early in spring only become noteworthy if it gets aggravated or becomes worse. As is typically the case with these situations, the Rangers will take it slow with one of their star players to make sure he is right before the beginning of the regular season.