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Andrus Has Lost Weight, Aiming For More

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers scores in the top of the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2014 in Oakland, California. Andrus scored on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Beltre. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    Elvis Andrus had one of his worst seasons in 2014 to go along with the rest of his team as the Texas Rangers had arguably the worst season in franchise history considering expectations. Of course, the bad year was thanks in large part to being ravaged by injury, but as one of the only Rangers not to hit the disabled list in 2014, Andrus was not very good.

    Andrus' average and on-base percentage were both career-lows, and his OPS was the second-worst number of his career behind 2010, when Andrus was an all-star. Not only was Andrus not good at the plate in 2014, but he was also bad on the bases.

    Andrus, who was listed this past season at 200 pounds, is now down to 190 and said he hopes to be 180 pounds for the start of the season, maybe with some more speed in mind. This past season, Andrus stole just 27 bases, the second-worst number of his career. But it wasn't for a lack of trying because he led all of baseball in caught-stealings, as he was thrown out 15 times.

    A more fleet-footed Andrus would at least make up for his lack of pop at the plate, and at this point in his career, Andrus needs to find something he can do well to help his team's offensive production. Maybe he's not best suited to be bulked up, after all.