Ranger’s shortstop Elvis Andrus scratched from game with tattoo soreness

Missing a spring training game usually does not make headlines but people noticed when Texas Ranger’s shortstop Elvis Andrus would not play in Thursday’s game because of post-tattoo sensitivity.

The tattoo is on his left arm, goes from his shoulder down to his elbow of the four-year MLB veteran and is in the likeness of his father. According to USA Today Sports, the new tattoo caused his left bicep to become sore.

Andrus tweeted a picture of his new tattoo on Wednesday and had just one word for the Twitter universe: “Boom.”

“Elvis has been working hard, and having another off day isn’t going to hurt him,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said, according to ESPN. “He’ll be ready tomorrow.”

Rookie Jurickson Profar will play shortstop instead of the two-time All-Star in the Ranger’s game against the Cleveland Indians.

Andrus will leave the Rangers on Sunday to join Team Venezuela in their preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic, which starts next week.

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