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Friday, February 24, 2012
Injuries: Elvis Andrus has wart removed

By Richard Durrett

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Well, we've already got one unique injury to update you on this spring.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus will probably miss a day or two of workouts after he had a Plantar's wart removed from his left heel in Dallas.

The Rangers aren't concerned about any "medium- or long-term concerns" in regard to it.

"He may just walking gingerly for the next few days," assistant general manager Thad Levine said.

As for some of the other players who arrived with injury concerns:

* RHP Mike Adams (hernia surgery) had a light day of workouts. He said he's had fatigue but nothing unusual and feels good. It's unclear if he'll throw to hitters Saturday as he may take an extra day to rest.

* Catcher Mike Napoli (ankle) said he felt good the day after giving his ankle a test by squatting down and catching bullpens. Napoli said at some point in the next few days he hopes to start some blocking drills and see how it responds.

"But I feel good," Napoli said. "I'm not worried at all. And I taped it up the last few days and that feels good."

* First baseman Mitch Moreland (wrist) is still limited to no more than 75 swings but said he needed only 60 to get his work in Thursday.

"I'm excited because I don't feel pain and I'm not far behind at all," Moreland said.