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Oakland Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus placed on paternity list

Aug 13, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Oakland Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus (17) fields a ball during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus (17) fields a ball during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the paternity list prior to Saturday’s road game against the Texas Rangers.

Andrus can miss up to three games while on the paternity list. He reportedly will miss three and return for Tuesday night’s game against the White Sox in Chicago.

Oakland recalled infielder Vimael Machin from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

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In his first season with Oakland, Andrus has started 109 games (out of 111 played) and is hitting .231 with three homers and 28 RBIs.

Andrus, 32, spent his first 12 big league seasons with the Rangers and was an All-Star in 2010 and 2012. He has a .271 career average with 79 homers, 664 RBIs and 315 steals.

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The 27-year-old Machin was 1-for-21 in 10 games with Oakland earlier this season. In 84 career at-bats, he is batting .167 with one RBI.

–Field Level Media