Andrus adjusting to inside pitches

Andrus adjusting to inside pitches

ARLINGTON -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus said he is trying to pull the ball more than in past seasons because opposing teams are working him inside.

Andrus is off to a 2-for-20 start to the season after a strong spring. Slow starts are nothing new with the fourth-year Major Leaguer. He is a career .244 hitter in April.

"There's not a problem," Andrus said. "I'm just not having any luck. I'm having good at-bats. I just need to keep swinging."

Andrus said the book has always been to work him inside, his admitted weakness, he said Wednesday. He worked on getting stronger in the offseason -- it is notable with his upper body. He is confident he can handle the inside pitch.

"If they're going to come in, why not let it go?" he said.