Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was hit on the right elbow with a 97 MPH fastball from Angels reliever Keynan Middleton on Wednesday night. He left the game and Isiah Kiner-Falefa came in to pinch-run. After the game, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that Andrus suffered a fractured right elbow. Andrus is headed to the disabled list. The Rangers should pass along an update with a timetable for his recovery.
Andrus was 0-for-3 with a walk before his final at-bat. In 61 plate appearances, he’s hitting .327/.426/.500 with two home runs, five RBI, and seven runs scored.
Jurickson Profar could slide into a regular role at shortstop while Andrus is out. Profar has been functioning as a utilityman so far this season.