OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus was placed on the 10-day injured checklist Sunday, a day after breaking his left leg whereas scoring the successful run towards the Houston Astros.
The A’s additionally positioned infielder Jed Lowrie on the IL with a sprained proper hand.
Andrus singled main off the underside of the ninth towards Ryan Pressly on Saturday and scored from first when Starling Marte lined a double into the hole in right-center. Andrus stumbled rounding third and barely made it to house plate.
The Athletics’ 2-1 win stored them within the AL wild-card race.
A’s coach Nick Paparesta famous that Andrus had been hit in the identical leg earlier within the recreation and had different minor accidents in his left leg. This damage was a fractured fibula.
“It may very well be a mess of little micro-traumas that form of prompted this factor,” Paparesta stated. “Then he places all of his weight on it, and (in) doing all the things he can to get to house I feel could have prompted the fracture.”
Andrus stayed on the bottom for a number of moments earlier than being helped into the dugout, and X-rays taken revealed the fracture. The 33-year-old is anticipated to fly again to Texas and meet with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister earlier than a dedication is made on the following step.
“I don’t know that I’ve managed a participant that’s more durable than Elvis is,” A’s supervisor Bob Melvin stated. “Pound for pound this child brings it day by day. Most likely performed harm far more than anyone knew. His ache tolerance is off the charts. Clearly, it offers us a giant gap.”
In different strikes, the A’s reinstated reliever Sam Moll from the paternity checklist and recalled infielder Vimael Machin from Triple-A Sacramento.
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