It seems every year we hear about some bizarre injuries, often during spring training, when players’ bodies are more susceptible to tightening up. While Elvis Andrus‘ omission from the Rangers’ lineup on Thursday isn’t the result of an injury, per se, it’s due to a rather bizarre bodily circumstance.
The Dallas Morning News’ Gerry Fraley tweeted on Thursday that Andrus would not be in the Rangers’ lineup because of “sensitivity” in his left biceps. The reason? Well, the Rangers shortstop apparently has a “new and elaborate” tattoo that caused said “sensitivity.”
Elvis Andrus not playing today for Rangers. New and elaborate tattoo caused “sensitivity” in left biceps.
— Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) February 28, 2013
This isn’t groundbreaking news by any stretch of the imagination, but it must be nice being able to call out of work just so that you can add some new ink (you slacker).
Before we make fun of him too much, though, the tattoo was done with the right intentions. According to Fraley, the new tattoo is located on Andrus’ upper left arm, and it features a likeness of the shortstop’s late father.