Elvis Andrus day to day with back

Updated: September 1, 2013, 12:05 AM ET
By Todd Wills | Special to ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus left Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Twins in the bottom of the first inning with tightness in his lower back.

Rangers manager Ron Washington said Andrus will not play Sunday against Minnesota, but should be ready for a crucial three-game series at second-place Oakland starting Monday.

Andrus came up limping going from first to third on a one-out single by Ian Kinsler. He was replaced in the lineup at designated hitter by Adam Rosales.

Andrus said he felt the spasms when he hit second base. The pain is in his lower back, he said, not in the same area as earlier in the season when he dealt with upper back issues.

"I'm not playing tomorrow for sure," Andrus said. "We'll see how I feel for the Oakland series."

Andrus is batting .314 with 25 runs scored and 18 RBIs since the All-Star break.

Todd Wills covers the Texas Rangers for ESPNDallas.com.

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