Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 3 days ago

Choo (triceps) was able to DH in Friday's game.

Choo hopes to be able to play the field over the weekend and remains on track to be ready for Opening Day.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 5 days ago

Choo (triceps) played catch from 75 feet Wednesday and hopes to play in Saturday's spring game, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Choo went 60-70 percent in Wednesday's session, reporting that everything felt good afterward. He's returned to spring games as a DH and indicated that he's not concerned about his status for Opening Day but has yet to take the field since sustaining triceps tightness Saturday.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 5 days ago

Choo (triceps) isn't expected to play in the field for another week, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Choo had three hits in his return as a DH in a minor league spring training game Monday. He's still a bit away from returning to the field, but isn't concerned about his status for Opening Day.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 1 week ago

Choo (Triceps) will bat in every inning of a Triple-A game Wednesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Choo could begin throwing in a few days, but he'll begin to get in the swing of things by taking some hacks in a minor league game Monday. He's expected to hit in the third spot of the Rangers' batting order in 2015, and a minor setback shouldn't change that outcome.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 1 week ago

Choo had an MRI Saturday and expects to throw in a couple days, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Apparently that MRI showed something good, as triceps tightness could have led to many negative possibilities. Choo could be considered a decent bounce-back candidate, considering his 2014 BABIP came in 37 points below his career average, but the injuries are definitely a big caveat.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 1 week ago

Choo will miss at least two days with triceps tightness, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

This is the same arm that caused Choo to miss significant time in 2014 due to bone spurs in the elbow. The Rangers are going to be understandably skittish when it comes to triceps tightness, considering that was the problem that led Yu Darvish to need Tommy John surgery. There's a chance the arm just needs rest, but this could be very bad for the Rangers and the 32-year-old Choo.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 2 weeks ago

Choo figures to begin the year in the third spot in the batting lineup after it was announced that Leonys Martin would serve as the leadoff hitter, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Choo's stolen bases, already in a bit of a decline, figure to take a further hit out of the #3 spot, but he'll still get ample opportunity to score runs ahead of Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 1 month ago

Choo (ankle/elbow) will be brought along slowly this spring, the team's web site reports.

A healthy Choo remains a candidate to hit lead off for Texas again as well, though hitting in the fifth spot remains a possibility as well. The good news is that Choo is healthy to start the spring, though his playing time figures to limited in the early going.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 2 months ago

Choo (ankle) is progressing well after undergoing ankle surgery in September and expects to be ready by the start of spring training, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Choo said that he is still experiencing some stiffness, but otherwise feels fully healthy and has been working out since November. After playing left field for the majority of 2014, the 32-year-old will likely shift over to right for the Rangers.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 6 months ago

Choo (elbow) will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Werth Star-Telegram reports.

Surgery to remove a bone spur from Choo's elbow last month officially ended the 32-year-old's season, but he now needs another procedure to repair torn cartilage in his ankle. He's expected to be able to resume a running program in just 6-to-8 weeks, so it seems likely Choo will be fully recovered from both surgeries come spring training. Choo will be an obvious bounce-back candidate in 2015, after hitting just .242/.340/.374 with 13 homers and three steals in 123 games this season.