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Elvis Andrus was scratched today because of a sensitive new tattoo

The odd injury train keeps rolling on. Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reported earlier today that Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from the lineup today because of a new tattoo that was apparently still very sensitive and creating some issues in regards to comfort.

Andrus posted a picture on Twitter of his newly-inked left arm last evening, featuring his deceased father along with some related imagery.

It's some pretty nice work on the arm of the shortstop, regarded as one of the better defenders at his position in baseball despite never winning a Gold Glove award. It doesn't look like the ink drops below his elbow, which is something that could require him to wear long sleeves on the diamond, so it shouldn't be an issue once the season begins.

But still…being scratched from a game because of a sensitive tattoo is certainly a new one.

[HardballTalk]

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