Rangers manager Ron Washington wasn't going to take any chances with his starting shortstop.
Elvis Andrus left Tuesday's game against a San Diego Padres split squad after the second inning, but Texas went on to a 10-9 victory behind Mike Napoli's two homers.
''Once he said he felt a little tightness in his quad we took him out,'' Washington said. ''We didn't give him a chance to say nothing.''
Andrus came out with a tight right hip flexor muscle. He was 0 for 1 with an RBI.
Washington said he'll hold Andrus out of the lineup Wednesday but plans to start him Thursday night against San Francisco.
Napoli hit his first two home runs of the spring and Ian Kinsler had three hits for Texas.
''The two balls to Napoli weren't good pitches on my part,'' Padres starter Cory Luebke said. ''But I think that results sometimes can be a little deceiving.''
Luebke gave up five runs, eight hits and a walk over 4 1-3 innings, striking out six. Projected as San Diego's No. 2 starter, the left-ha...