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Andrus Dealing With Arm Soreness

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    NEWSLETTERS

    There are injuries, see Derek Holland, and there are nagging bits of discomfort, see Leonys Martin, Alex Rios, Geovany Soto, Matt Harrison and now Elvis Andrus.

    In case you can't tell, the Texas Rangers have had their fair share of "issues" since spring training began, and Elvis Andrus is the latest case as he's experiencing flexor tendinitis in his right arm, which the club has described as being localized pain in his forearm and isn't considered serious.

    Andrus is shut down for a few days, but isn't concerned as he said he'd be playing if the games meant anything and weren't just exhibitions.

    "It's the first offseason where I didn't play winter ball," Andrus told reporters. "I knew it would take longer to get ready."

    Assistant general manager Thad Levine said he believes Andrus would like to play through the issue but added there is no point in risking further injury for a guy that looks to be a cornerstone of the Rangers roster for the foreseeable future.

    "I think he'd like to play through it and I think we took matters out of his hands," Levine told ESPN Dallas. "It didn't seem to be taking care of itself without attention."