Elvis Andrus

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Broken Elbow Benches Elvis Andrus

April 12, 2018 - 6:21 am

ARLINGTON (AP) - Elvis Andrus has a broken right elbow after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning. Andrus was clearly in pain when he dropped to the ground.

Dr. Keith Meister, the team's physician, did initial X-rays and an examination at the stadium, and the team said those indicated the probability of a fracture. Andrus' elbow was put in a splint and he will be examined further Thursday, the team's first off day this season.

"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.