Elvis Homers, Continues Hot Spring

Getty Images

Perhaps it was fitting that Tuesday was the hottest day in Dallas-Fort Worth this year, because over in Arizona, the Texas Rangers' bats were scorching en route to putting up 15 runs on the AL West rival Angels in a Cactus League game.

A nice part of that output was Elvis Andrus, who hit a rare home run to continue his red-hot spring.

In fact, Andrus is second only to young second baseman Rougned Odor in hitting among regulars this spring, sporting a .444 batting average, .467 on-base percentage and an OPS over 1.000 — definitely not Andrus-like numbers.

Sports Connection

Connecting you to your favorite North Texas sports teams as well as sports news around the globe.

Katy Durkee is December’s Wingstop Athlete of the Month

Dallas Basketball Player Makes Epic Buzzer-Beater Shot

As we all know, Cactus League numbers mean absolute squat, as we saw first-hand last year when Michael Choice was the star of the spring only to bomb miserably once the games counted. But Andrus is at least a proven commodity, and he's coming off a career-worst season so this kind of success is encouraging.

Copyright FREEL - NBC Local Media
Contact Us