By Matt Snyder
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will not be in the lineup when the Rangers face the Mets Saturday or Sunday. He injured his left wrist on a head-first slide during Friday night's game. Andrus still hasn't visited Rangers team doctor Keith Meister, though he doesn't feel the injury is anything to be concerned about long-term.
"I don't think it will take too long," Andrus said. "Maybe a few days and I'll be ready." (ESPN Dallas)
For now, expect Andrus to miss two to three games, but we'll know more once he's been examined.
The Rangers suffer a decent blow to the offense with Andrus out, as he's replaced in the starting lineup by Andres Blanco. Andrus is hitting .278 with 22 stolen bases and 45 runs scored. Blanco is hitting just .150 with a .209 on-base percentage. He only has one stolen base and two home runs in his entire career.
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