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Rangers SS Adrus sits with biceps soreness from monster tattoo

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Rangers SS Adrus sits with biceps soreness from monster tattoo

CREATED Mar 1, 2013

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was held out of Thursday's cactus league game against the Indians due to soreness in the biceps in his left arm.

The soreness is a result of a new tattoo. Andrus apparently used his day off Wednesday to get a shoulder-to-elbow ink tribute to his late father.

Rangers Manager Ron Washington was not concerned in any way about Andrus' decision - this would be a bigger deal if he had missed a regular season game. But the story underscores the fact that baseball players seem to miss games for some of the most bizarre reasons imaginable.

Last season, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy missed several weeks after a suitcase fell on his hand as he was looking for a sock underneath the bed in his hotel room. Former Brewers knuckleballer, Steve Sparks once dislocated his shoulder trying to rip a phone book in half.

My personal favorite is the story of Glenallen Hill. Hill missed a few games after falling out of his bed while having a dream that spiders were devouring him. Startled, Hill leapt off the bed and fell through a glass table. Unbelievable.

CLICK HERE to for more on the Andrus story, and to see an image of the rather impressive tattoo.