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Andrus spiked in foot, out of lineup Tuesday

Andrus spiked in foot, out of lineup Tuesday

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Andrus spiked in foot, out of lineup Tuesday
ST. PETERSBURG -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game with the Rays after getting spiked in the left foot by second baseman Michael Young in the Rangers' 11-5 victory on Monday.

Andrus, who did not play in the ninth inning, was limping afterward and had some swelling in the left foot.

The play occurred in the sixth inning. The Rays had runners on first and second with two outs when Sean Rodriguez hit a bouncer back up the middle. Both Andrus and Young went for the ball. Andrus got his glove on it but Young spiked him on a near-collision close to the base. Andrus lost control of the ball and it went for a hit.

"We just didn't communicate," Young said. "We both had the same idea, catch the ball and touch the base. We just have to talk more."

Young was starting at second base because Ian Kinsler was given the day off. Young is expected to start at second with Kinsler at DH on Tuesday.

"I knew Mike was right there, but when I'm with Ian, every ground ball I can get to he knows I've got it," Andrus said. "We should have communicated."

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