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Injuries: Elvis Andrus won't play, feels fine

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus said his tight right hip flexor felt better on Wednesday and if this was the regular season, he wouldn't have even come out of Tuesday's game.

Andrus said he felt a little tightness as he ran down the first-base line on a ground ball in the first. He was stretching his legs when trainer Jamie Reed came up to him and asked how he felt.

"I said it was a little tight, and they thought there was no reason to push it," Andrus said. "I'm fine. I feel better. I'll rest for a day or two."

Andrus expects to be in the lineup Thursday. Alberto Gonzalez, one of the utility infield candidates, took his place in the starting lineup.

Other injuries:

* CF Craig Gentry felt good Tuesday and played part of the game. He's starting tonight. The club still doesn't have the lab results back after Gentry had some bloodwork done, but they don't expect anything unusual.

* RHP Neftali Feliz felt fine the day after throwing in a minor league game. He's slated for a bullpen session Wednesday and a start this weekend.