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Oakland Athletics release veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus

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The Oakland Athletics have released veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus, it was announced Wednesday. Andrus, who hit a home run in the Athletics' 5-1 victory against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, voiced his frustrations about playing time this past weekend. "Everybody knows I'm an everyday player. So doing this, it's not fun for me," Andrus told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday after not being in the starting lineup for the fourth time in seven games. "Of course I'm upset. I'm pissed about it. But like I said, the best I can do is stay positive and wait for my turn and be ready whatever happens."