SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus has turned into the Wolfman Jack of the Rangers, complete with his boom box that he takes out to the field for batting practice.
Andrus has always had a big say in what music was played in the clubhouse after wins, but now his boom box is everywhere in camp. The Rangers work out to the sound of the music, and Andrus is the one who decides what's played in his role as the camp disc jockey.
"I'm a nice DJ," Andrus said. "I always mix it up. Sometimes I put on country, today it could be Michael Jackson. Pump it up. It's something we talked about this winter. Let's have fun and keep it loose while we're focused and working hard. Pump it up. It is about everybody having fun and enjoying themselves."
Bruno Mars sits at the top of the Andrus playlist, with Uptown Funk, and then two Reggaeton acts, Don Omar and Daddy Yankee. There is also Jackson and the country tune "Chicken Fried."
"That's for Mitch Moreland," Andrus said.
Plus some heavy Salsa for second baseman Rougned Odor.
First baseman Prince Fielder said Andrus is one of the best disc jockeys he has seen in a clubhouse.
"Elvis has a variety of styles for the whole clubhouse," Fielder said. "Some guys only do music for their friends. Elvis hits everybody, so nobody complains."
Andrus even had Frank Sinatra playing during a round of batting practice on Wednesday, but not while he was hitting. The Chairman of the Board was by special request from a senior member of the media. That may not last long.
"That's a little too mellow," Andrus said. "We need to pump it up."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.