KANSAS CITY -- Rangers manager Ron Washington gave shortstop Elvis Andrus a day off on Thursday night for the series finale against the Royals.
Michael Young started in Andrus' place, playing shortstop for only the fourth time this season.
"It's a day to rest a little bit, and everything feels good," Andrus said.
It's Andrus' first day off since Aug. 6, when he sat against the Red Sox.
"It's been a long season," Andrus said. "Especially me, I've been playing a lot, especially more consecutive games. And that's the way it is. That's what you want. You want to play every day, and be able to go out there and perform every day. So I don't see anything wrong with that."