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A's lose SS Elvis Andrus to fractured fibula

Field Level Media
27 Sep 2021, 04:05 GMT+10

The Oakland Athletics placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the 10-day Injured List on Sunday with a broken left fibula, suffered when he scored the game-winning run on Saturday night.

He was injured rounding third base and collapsed on the plate to seal a 2-1, walk-off win over the Houston Astros.

He had to be helped off the field by the Oakland training staff and was taken for X-rays afterward.

Andrus, 33, is batting .243 with three home runs and 37 RBIs in 146 games this season, his first with Oakland after 12 seasons and two All-Star selections with the Texas Rangers.

The A's also placed designated hitter Jed Lowrie on the 10-day IL with a sprained right hand.

In corresponding moves, left-hander Sam Moll was reinstated from the paternity list and infielder Vimael Machin was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Oakland began play Sunday four games out of the wild card with seven games to play.

--Field Level Media

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