ARLINGTON -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is not going to the All-Star Game, and he said that's a good thing. Andrus said he could use the time to rest his left wrist. He missed four games last week because of the wrist, and admitted that it is still not 100 percent.
Andrus was 4-for-4 with two doubles on Wednesday night, but that snapped an 0-for-15 skid. He was an All-Star last season, but lost out this year to Derek Jeter of the Yankees and Asdrubal Cabrera of the Indians.
"I will go again, but it is not killing me," Andrus said. "I really need those days off, especially for my wrist. Those three days off are going to make it 100 percent. I want to play with no pain, that's what I'm looking for."
So what will he do?
"Relax and take baseball off my mind," Andrus said. "Sit out by the pool or on the beach. I haven't decided yet."