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Will Rangers lose Elvis Andrus for A's series?

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10:30 AM ET 09.01 | The Rangers will open a vital series at Oakland on Monday. Will shortstop-catalyst Elvis Andrus be in the lineup? Andrus came out of a 2-1 win against Minnesota on Saturday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington during the first inning because of muscle spasms in his lower back. That took away a key part of an offense that finally came to life in the ninth inning to score the winning run on a two-out single by Leonys Martin. The win did not lessen concerns about Andrus. He reached on a single but labored while running from first to third on a single by Ian Kinsler. Manager Ron Washington bolted from the dugout and quickly removed Andrus, who was getting a break with a start at designated hitter. The club described Andrus' status as the generic "day-to-day." Andrus will not play Sunday, but Washington said he expects to have him for the series-opener against Oakland. Losing Andrus for any period would hurt the Rangers. He played a vital role in the August awakening, hitting .303 from the No. 2 spot.

Dallas Morning News

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September 1, 2013  12:37 PM ET

.....good opp to rest elvis for a couple games.....with the roster expanded no better way to speed the healing process...dont lose anything w profar in there...

 
September 1, 2013  12:59 PM ET

Lets hope not...

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