An MLB tattoo injury? That is what Texas Rangers' shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with right now. According to ESPN on Feb. 28, Andrus was unable to make his start in Cactus League play because of a new tattoo causing him pain.
Andrus had played in back-to-back games and got Wednesday off. He chose that free time to get a new tattoo on his left arm. The tattoo stretches from his shoulder to elbow. When he returned to play, his arm was too sore to take the field, so Texas sent out rookie Jurickson Profar instead.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said it was no big deal because Andrus was working hard and another day off won't hurt him. He figures Andrus will be ready to take the field tomorrow.
Andrus is one of the Rangers' hottest young players and one of the reasons that Texas has no problems with starting MLB's number one prospect, Jurickson Profar in the minor leagues this season. Along with Ian Kinsler, the duo gives Texas one of the best middle infields in all of baseball.
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