Elvis Andrus, shortstop for the Texas Rangers, is back in action after sitting out a game Thursday, against the Cleveland Indians. He sat out due to pain in his left arm caused by a tattoo that covers from his shoulder to his elbow.
Andrus got the tattoo on Wednesday on his day off. The tattoo is of his late father’s face with the words “in loving memory Dad” and two baseball bats underneath it. The new tattoo is causing sensitivity to his bicep area.
People might suspect the incident would irritate or anger the team’s staff, but that is not the case.
“Elvis has been working hard, and having another off day isn’t going to hurt him. He’ll be ready tomorrow,” said Rangers manager Ron Washington, according to an article on espn.com.
Rookie Jurickson Profar took Andrus’ place in the lineup as the third batter. Andrus returned to the lineup on Friday.