Elvis Andrus to miss six to eight weeks with fractured right elbow

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Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus suffered a fractured right elbow when he was hit by a Keynan Middleton fastball during Wednesday night’s game against the Angels. He will miss the next six to eight weeks but won’t require surgery, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Andrus, 29, was off to a great start to the 2018 season, coming off a terrific 2017 campaign. Through 61 plate appearances, he was hitting .327/.426/.500 with a pair of home runs and five RBI.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers will recall Ronald Guzman from Triple-A Round Rock to take Andrus’ spot on the roster. Joey Gallo will play some left field while Ryan Rua, Drew Robinson, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa will operate more in a utility role.