Elvis Andrus survived his first game action since April 11 this evening, playing five innings at shortstop for the Frisco Roughriders as he begins his rehab stint. Elvis went 0 for 3 in what was his first minor league action since 2008, and appeared to have no issues.
Elvis has been on the disabled list since being hit on the elbow by a Kenyon Middleton pitch in the 9th inning of a 7-2 loss to the Angels on April 11. That HBP resulted in a broken elbow, and the first d.l. stint of Elvis’s major league career. The plan appears to be for Andrus to spend the week rehabbing, and then return to the active roster on Monday, June 18.
Today’s Frisco game also featured the AA debut of newly promoted starter Jonathan Hernandez, although it was an outing to forget, as he allowed 6 runs in 4 innings, including a pair of home runs. On a more positive note, lefty Brett Martin, who has moved to the bullpen, was outstanding in his first relief appearance, throwing three shutout innings, striking out four, and allowing no walks and two hits.