ARLINGTON, Texas — Elvis Andrus is a father for the first time.

The club announced that Andrus’ wife, Cori, gave birth to their son, Elvis Emilio, early Thursday.

Andrus was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, ending a run on the active roster that started when he was a 20-year-old rookie shortstop at the beginning of the 2009 season. The 28-year-old Andrus has played in 1,303 career games.

The Rangers also said they are sending right-hander Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock, with a corresponding roster move planned before Friday’s opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.


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