Elvis Andrus filled in for Derek Holland over the weekend at a promotional event for the Texas Rangers and he came out looking ready to raze a barn or give the Gettysburg Address. Andrus is working on an epic beard — though one that does not cross his upper lip. Add in some Blues Brothers-like sunglasses and you have "a look" that parallels what Sacha Baron Cohen did in his film "The Dictator."
It's doubtful that Andrus plans an autocratic takeover of the Rangers clubhouse. He has a much kinder reputation. Plus, Adrian Beltre would never let him get away with it.
When we last saw Andrus during the pennant chase, he was in the early stages of his Abe Lincoln-ing:
Note the hair on his lip, though. It would not survive the offseason. Rangers pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 16 and have their first full workout Feb. 20.
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