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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Soreness from tattoo sidelines Elvis Andrus

By Ron Matejko

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from Thursday's Cactus League game against the Cleveland Indians due to muscle soreness in his left arm caused by a new tattoo.

Andrus was given an off day Wednesday after playing consecutive games earlier in the week, and he apparently used some of the downtime to add new ink. Andrus originally was slated to bat third in Thursday's lineup but will be replaced by rookie Jurickson Profar.

Read more about Andrus' tattoo here.