Rangers put Andrus on IL with hamstring strain

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Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Texas Rangers placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the injured list with a strained right hamstring and recalled outfielder Willie Calhoun from Triple-A Nashville amid a flurry of roster moves Wednesday.

Left-hander Jeffrey Springs also was recalled from Nashville and right-hander Wei-Chieh Huang was sent to the same club before the Rangers played the middle game of their three-game set against the Royals.

Andrus hurt the hamstring while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning of the series opener Tuesday night. Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he thinks Andrus should be ready to come back within 10 days, but he wants to make sure the injury is fully healed.

“I hope it’s before that,” Woodward said, “because then he’ll be ready. You don’t want this to linger with him being an older guy and a shortstop. There are a lot of demands on that position.”

Andrus, who was hitting .325 with six homers and 26 RBIs, had started a team-high 38 games. The only one he missed came against Oakland on April 24, when he was hit by a pitch and bruised a hand.

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