OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus was placed on the 10-day injured listing Sunday, a day after breaking his left leg whereas scoring the successful run in opposition to 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 in opposition to 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 residence 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 harm was a fractured fibula.
“It could possibly be a large number of little micro-traumas that form of triggered this factor,” Paparesta mentioned. “Then he places all of his weight on it, and (in) doing every little thing he can to get to residence I believe could have triggered 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 willpower is made on the subsequent step.
“I don’t know that I’ve managed a participant that’s harder than Elvis is,” A’s supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “Pound for pound this child brings it each day. In all probability performed damage far more than anyone knew. His ache tolerance is off the charts. Clearly, it provides us a giant gap.”
In different strikes, the A’s reinstated reliever Sam Moll from the paternity listing and recalled infielder Vimael Machin from Triple-A Sacramento.
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