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Andrus works toward Double-A

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop Elvis Andrus, a 19-year-old native of Venezuela, received an invite to play in the Arizona Fall League after Joaquin Arias was forced to sit out due to a shoulder injury. Lone Star Dugout features the young infielder, who has appeared in four games with the Surprise Rafters.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus has earned nothing but praise from both observers and those within the Texas Rangers organization since being acquired in the Mark Teixeira trade on July 31. After batting just .244 at Myrtle Beach – the High-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves – Andrus hit an even .300 in 27 games for the High-A Bakersfield Blaze. In addition to his improvement at the plate, the shortstop...

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