Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus got perhaps the ultimate compliment on Tuesday when Cal Ripken Jr. was speaking to reporters on a conference call.
The Hall of Fame shortstop and two-time AL MVP, who holds the MLB record most consecutive games played, called Andrus “the exact type of shortstop that I would want."
Can't really beat that in terms of compliments for the 25-year-old Rangers shortstop, who has become a bit of a polarizing figure since signing his big long-term deal at the beginning of the 2013 season. The main reason being is that he's constantly plugged into the No. 2 spot in the Rangers order and is hitting .158 with runners in scoring position this season with just 18 RBIs.
Connecting you to your favorite North Texas sports teams as well as sports news around the globe.
Still, Ripken is a fan.
“The way he plays the game is the way I would want him to play,” Ripken said.