Athletics: SS Elvis Andrus suffered fibula fracture in game vs. Astros


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Athletics: SS Elvis Andrus suffered fibula fracture in game vs.  Astros

Oakland Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus suffered a fractured left fibula as he rounded third base before scoring the winning run Saturday in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.

Andrus was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday. Manager Bob Melvin had said Saturday that Andrus felt a clicking sound in his ankle and X-rays were taken.

Andrus stumbled on doubling third and landed on the plate to score the winning run. He was checked by the training staff and had to be helped out of the field.

Andrus is hitting .243 with three homers and 37 RBIs this season, his first with Oakland after he was acquired in an offseason trade from the Texas Rangers. The 33-year-old infielder spent the first 12 seasons of his career with the Rangers and is a two-time All-Star.

The Athletics also placed infielder / designated hitter Jed Lowrie on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a sprained right hand. Lowrie, 37, is hitting .245 with 14 homers and 69 RBIs.

Oakland reinstated left-hander Sam Moll from the paternity list and called up infielder Vimael Machin of Triple-A Las Vegas on the appropriate moves.

The Athletics enter Sunday four games behind in the pursuit of the second AL wild-card spot.


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