Like me, you’re looking for some positive Rangers’ news.
How about this: Elvis Andrus looks like Elvis Andrus.
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Whatever the reason, so far so good.
With pitchers (Yu Darvish) and second baseman (Jurickson Profar) falling all around him, the former All-Star shortstop is off to a hot spring start. If the Rangers are to salvage anything from March – or the season – it’s pertinent that Elvis is one of their team leaders and best players.
After hitting only .263 last year, he leads Texas this spring training with a .444 average. It’s way early, but eight hits and two doubles in 18 at-bats is at least something to chirp about.
And, um, yeah, don’t worry about his two errors in Tuesday’s tie with the Dodgers. Focus on the three hits.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.