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May 30, 2011

Elvis Andrus not sure if he'll play for Rangers on Tuesday

Shortstop Elvis Andrus could be out of the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday if his left ankle remains swollen and sore after he was spiked by Michael Young as they converged on a sixth-inning grounder near second base.

Andrus remained in the game but was removed in the ninth inning, which the Rangers entered with an 11-5 lead. Afterward, he was limping around the clubhouse, and there was a mark and swelling from where Young had stepped on him.

"We'll see how I wake up," Andrus said. "I'm going going to say yes or no" about playing Tuesday.

Andrus said that he needs to communicate better with Young when the infielder is at second. Andrus said that regular second baseman Ian Kinsler understands that Andrus has all balls up the middle.

Kinsler was given a day to rest Monday.

-- Jeff Wilson



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