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Rangers SS Andrus Has Hernia Surgery, Gallo Hamstring Strain

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    Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers singles against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning of game two of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 7, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia.

    The Rangers said in a statement that the timetable for recovery is about six weeks. Andrus is expected to resume normal offseason workouts after that, and be fully ready for spring training.

    Andrus hit a career-high .302 this season for the AL West champion Rangers. The 28-year-old Andrus, who just completed his eighth season, is the team's longest-tenured player.

    Infielder Joey Gallo was playing winter ball in Venezuela, but is now expected to be sidelined four to six weeks because of a strained left hamstring. He was examined in Texas on Monday by team physician Dr. Keith Meister.

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