During spring training, players are given the day off for a lot of hilarious reasons. From rug burns to bruised butts and from a stubbed toe to a bitten tongue, we’ve heard it all. Or, at least we thought we so.
Today, Elvis Andrus was given the day off due to tattoo soreness. Yes, Andrus is out due to a tattoo he got on his arm. Apparently, that tattoo is causing muscle soreness.
You’d think Andrus, being a stud shortstop for the Texas Rangers, would have gotten his tattoo at some point in the offseason. Why wait until spring training? Then again, baseball players aren’t paid to be expert planners.
Although, perhaps Andrus wanted a day off and figured out an ingenious plan. If that’s the case, the native of Venezuala is one sly fox.