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Andrus limited due to soreness in left knee

General manager Daniels says injury is 'not considered significant'
MLB.com @Sullivan_Ranger

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with some soreness in his left knee, and he was limited in his workouts on Monday.

Actually, everybody was limited in their workouts because of the morning rain sweeping through the Phoenix area. That made it seem unlikely the Rangers would be able to hold their second intrasquad game, but Andrus wasn't going to play anyway.

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with some soreness in his left knee, and he was limited in his workouts on Monday.

Actually, everybody was limited in their workouts because of the morning rain sweeping through the Phoenix area. That made it seem unlikely the Rangers would be able to hold their second intrasquad game, but Andrus wasn't going to play anyway.

The injury is not considered serious, but this is Spring Training, so every little twinge brings caution.

"With the wet fields, we are going to have him do his work inside," general manager Jon Daniels said. "It's not considered significant."

Other Monday updates

Derek Holland, who was scratched from the intrasquad game on Sunday because of soreness in his left shoulder, was scheduled to play catch on Monday, with the plan for him to throw in the bullpen later this week.

• Left-handed reliever Michael Kirkman remains sidelined because of an impingement in his left shoulder. He is limited to flat-ground work. The next step would be throwing off the mound in the bullpen, but he is not 100 percent symptom-free.

• The Rangers are giving Martin Perez four days off from throwing. That was built into his throwing program as he tries to return from Tommy John surgery.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger.

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