ARLINGTON -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus' left wrist continues to mend, but he does not think he will be fully recovered until after the All-Star break. "It feels better," Andrus said on Saturday. "We've got nine more days until the three-day All-Star break, so I know those days are going to help me out and I can be 100 percent after that." Andrus was given four days off after he suffered a sprained left wrist on June 24 against the New York Mets.
He doesn't appear any worse for the wear, as he is 3-for-7 with two walks in the two games he has played since the injury.
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"It's doing better. I'm able to play, so that's all I'm looking for," Andrus said. "It's not 100 percent like it was, but the more that I play, the stronger it gets, and the better I'm going to feel."In games, Andrus has been sporting a large blue cast on the wrist, and he may continue to do so for the remainder of the year to protect himself from further injury. "I might use it for the whole year. I used to use a cast on my right hand, so it doesn't affect me," Andrus said. "It's just sometimes when you hurt your hand, that's what you use right away. I have to be careful with it, maybe I'll feel comfortable with it and play better."