Andrus doubtful for Houston series

Andrus doubtful for Houston series

ARLINGTON -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus was out of the lineup again Sunday with a sprained left wrist, and he said he is not sure if he'll be ready for the three-game series against the Astros that begins on Tuesday in Houston.

"I don't know ... I don't think so," Andrus said. "It's going to be a few days."

Andrus said there is still some stiffness in the wrist, and he is concerned about how it might impact his swing.

"I have to be 100 percent to go back," Andrus said. "I don't want to be feeling something in the wrist and it changes my swing. If I have to take a few days off and get it right, I will."

Andres Blanco started at shortstop on Sunday for the second straight day and will do so again in Houston if Andrus is not ready. Manager Ron Washington said there are no plans to use Michael Young at shortstop in Houston even though the Rangers will be without the designated hitter.

"Blanco is my shortstop if Elvis is not playing," Washington said.