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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is scheduled to miss 6-8 weeks due to a broken elbow, but won’t need surgery.

First baseman Ronald Guzman, who Jon Daniels describes as very athletic and a very good defender at first base, will replace him on the active roster.

T.R. Sullivan looks at how the playing time will shake out in Elvis’s absence.

Over at the Athletic, Levi Weaver fields questions from readers, and talks about the promotion of Ronald Guzman and what that means for some other guys.

(And as a reminder, if you aren’t subscribing to the Athletic, you should -- here’s a link where you can).

Jamey Newberg laments the loss of Elvis to injury.

Kevin Sherrington says the Rangers are terrible, so they might as well call up Willie Calhoun.

Carlos Tocci was raised by his grandmother, and she has been present this year for Tocci’s major league debut and first major league hit.

The DMN has a new newsletter called “The Dirt” that summarizes the previous week’s news.

Gerry Fraley offers up five things the Rangers need to do to compete against the Astros this weekend.

Richard Justice says Bartolo Colon is the Rangers’ X-Factor this year.

Fraley has some Rangers notes.