Elvis Andrus

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Andrus Avoids Surgery, Will Miss 6-8 Weeks With Fractured Elbow

April 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm

ARLINGTON (105.3 The Fan/AP) - The Texas Rangers announced Thursday that Elvis Andrus will not require surgery on his fractured right elbow, and will miss six to eight weeks. 

Andrus sustained the injury after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Wednesday night's loss to the Angels.

The club says Andrus underwent additional X-rays and a CT Scan on Thursday and Dr. Keith Meister determined that the shortstop suffered an olecranon fracture. 

"Listen, you don't replace guys like this. It's such a huge part of the lineup and on the field defensively," manager Jeff Banister said of Andrus, who at 29 is in his 10th season as their starting shortstop.

Andrus was batting .327 with two home runs and five RBI in 14 games in 2018. 

Texas will make a roster move prior to Friday's game to replace Andrus on the active roster.