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Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus exits with hamstring injury

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The Texas Rangers will have a new manager Thursday when they open the regular season. He had a great spring, shortstop Elvis Andrus said, and should be fine in 2019.
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The Texas Rangers will have a new manager Thursday when they open the regular season. He had a great spring, shortstop Elvis Andrus said, and should be fine in 2019.

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus exited Tuesday’s game with right hamstring tightness.

Andrus pulled up running out a groundout to first base in the seventh inning. He left the game after that, as the Rangers were in the midst of an 11-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

“I feel OK,” Andrus said afterward. “I didn’t know if it was a cramp or actually pulled because I never experienced that, so that’s why I kind of slowed down. I can kind of feel a little pull.”

Andrus joked that he’ll consult former Rangers great Adrian Beltre on the hamstring injury. Beltre dealt with a number of hamstring injuries throughout his career.

As Andrus said, smiling, “I’m probably going to call Adrian tonight, he has a masters in hamstrings.”

All joking aside, Andrus intended to see how he felt on Wednesday before making a decision whether to undergo an MRI.

The Rangers moved Logan Forsythe to shortstop, and Ronald Guzman to first base, when Andrus exited.

Andrus was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the third inning on the night. He is batting a team-leading .325 this season. He has played in 38 of the Rangers’ 39 games.

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