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Andrus Still Fighting Off Injury

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    Elvis Andrus hasn't been the epitome of consistency this season, but then again, other than Mitch Moreland and Michael Young, no Rangers bats have been.

    Andrus, who is hitting .278 on the season and is on pace to shatter his career high for RBIs (40) and also eclipse his career high in home runs (6), was on a nice little stretch over the past few weeks when he's hit .316.

    But in Friday's game against the New York Mets, the only game of the series the Rangers won, Andrus hurt himself on a headfirst slide. Sound familiar? Well, it wasn't that bad, if you know what I mean.

    But Andrus hurt his wrist, and it's been tender ever since and he hasn't been in the starting lineup since.

    Andrus is aiming for a return either Thursday in Houston or, most likely, Friday when the Rangers return home to face the Florida Marlins and should avoid a trip to the disabled list, though he does want to be completely pain free before he gives it a go, and right now he claims he's only about 60 percent.

    "Just warmup a little bit, throw some balls and move my wrist and it feels great," he told ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins. "Maybe another day off, come back Thursday, maybe Friday. The day off [on Monday] helped a lot. I put some ice on it when I'm in my room and it helped me out. I'm glad the injury wasn't as worse as it was and hopefully it will stick together."