Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:17:50 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus said he's in the best shape of his life entering the 2015 season after hitting a career-low .263 in 2014. He said he has reported to camp in much better shape this year. "I really believe that," Andrus said. "This year I took it a thousand times (more) seriously than I did the year before. It's part of the growing part, knowing yourself, knowing your body a little bit more every year. I had a really good plan. Our bodies are our business. You have to take care of that year in and year out."
Fantasy Tip: Andrus is currently dealing with a sore knee and is being held out of early spring games for precautionary reasons. That's not a good start, but despite a disappointing year from Andrus in 2014, he's still young (26) and could easily have a bounce-back season. Consider him a rebound candidate in the middle rounds at a scarce position.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:55:35 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (knee) and 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) will not play in the team's spring training opener against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, March 4. Andrus is reporting improvement in his sore left knee, and the team isn't concerned with his injury. Moreland underwent ankle reconstruction last year, and he's expected to take grounders and run the bases this week, but he's not expected to play until early next week.
Fantasy Tip: Despite a disappointing 2014 season, Andrus has displayed good seasons before, and he could be a nice value pick at a scarce position in the late middle rounds of standard mixed leagues. Andrus has very little power, but he should score plenty of runs and steal plenty of bases.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:08:18 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (knee) is being bothered by some knee soreness. He cut short his workout Sunday, March 1, and isn't expected to do anything significant Monday, March 2. However, general manager Jon Daniels doesn't think Andrus' injury is serious at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Andrus' disappointing 2014 season will likely have many forgetting about him. However, he can still run, and he has a track record for success in the big leagues. He's not a bad fall-back option at the 6 for fantasy baseball owners.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:36:14 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus comes into camp this year a little lighter than he was last year, and he's hoping that'll help him reach 40 stolen bases for the second time in his career. Andrus was ill-prepared for the 2014 season, and he hit .263 with 41 RBI, just 38 extra-base hits and was caught stealing a league-high 15 times. He added yoga and pilates to his workout routine this offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Andrus' rough 2014 season all around will cause many of your league mates to sour on him this year. However, he's only a year removed from 42 stolen bases and two years removed from a .286 average. He won't ever hit for power, but Andrus presents a nice buying opportunity at a very scarce position.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:08:08 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is looking to bounce back after career-low numbers in batting average (.263), on-base percentage (.314) and runs (72, tied with 2009).
Fantasy Tip: In standard fantasy formats Andrus is worth a look as an MI or utility player in the later rounds in mixed formats. In FantasyScore, Andrus could come on the cheap early in the season after his putrid season a year ago. He could be a very good value early on, but it might not last long if he returns to his normal career levels.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:40:08 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is the subject of trade talks and general manager Jon Daniels is listening to most of the offers. The team has a surplus of infield depth.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:07:55 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is receiving interest from the New York Yankees early this offseason.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:05:27 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus said he has lost 10 pounds and plans to lose 10 more Friday, Oct. 17.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:21:44 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:38 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Shin-Soo Choo and SS Elvis Andrus have cleared waivers and are eligible to be traded. None of the players are expected to be traded.