15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 2 days ago

Choo (calf) took batting practice for the first time before Monday's game and has done light running for the past two days, Stefan Stevenson of the Dallas Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Choo will remain with the team during their seven-game road trip before receiving another MRI next week. GM Jon Daniels said the injury was 80 percent healed last week, but the outfielder won't begin a rehab assignment until it's closer to 100 percent. Nonetheless, Choo seems well on the road to recovery.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 3 days ago

Choo (calf) hopes to begin a rehab assignment in the next two weeks with an eye toward coming off the DL in about three weeks, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The MRI on Choo's calf showed some improvement, though the eventual return date appears to have moved back a few days from the earlier estimate of a May 15 return.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 5 days ago

Choo (calf) underwent an MRI on Friday and hopes to be cleared to advance his rehab progress, MLB.com's T.R. Suillivan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Choo is currently limited to running on a treadmill and hitting soft toss but could see those activities increase if the MRI indicates some healing.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 1 week ago

Choo (calf) is running on a treadmill and has resumed soft-toss in his rehab efforts, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Choo is hoping to return closer to four weeks from the initial four-to-six week estimate, which would have him returning in just under two weeks.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 2 weeks ago

Choo (calf) resumed throwing Wednesday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. After his throwing session, Choo told reporters that he expects to return ahead of schedule.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Choo went down with a Grade II calf strain on the first Saturday of the season and was initially expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. He is less than two full weeks removed from the injury, so there is still plenty of time for him to recover and return technically ahead of schedule. Choo took a step in the right direction by playing catch Wednesday, but he'll need to ramp up his physical activity and run the bases before setting off on a rehab assignment. Once he returns, the Rangers could have a very difficult decision on their hands regarding budding star outfielder Nomar Mazara, who was recalled to take Choo's place.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 3 weeks ago

Choo (calf) was placed on the 15-day DL prior to Sunday's game against the Angels, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The DL move was fully expected after the Rangers announced earlier in the day that Choo would be sidelined for four-to-six weeks with a Grade 2 right calf strain. Fortunately for the Rangers, top prospect Nomar Mazara, who was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock, represents a high-upside replacement for Choo, and was immediately inserted into the lineup as the No. 2 hitter. Mazara should have every opportunity to cement himself as a regular during Choo's absence, and could end up sticking around even after Choo returns if he excels right away.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 3 weeks ago

Choo (calf strain) will be out four-to-six weeks, Jeff Wilson from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Angels suffered two big losses Saturday. This opens the door to Nomar Mazara getting the call and playing every day, and the Rangers have confirmed that Mazara will be called up.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 4 weeks ago

Choo has been scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a right cal strain.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The nature and severity of Choo's injury are unclear, but he will not play Saturday as originally scheduled. Ryan Rus will take Choo's place in right field.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 1 month ago

Choo is 9-for-27 with a 4:4 BB:K this spring, and he enters Friday's Cactus League game in the midst of a five-game hitting streak.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was slowed by a back injury for approximately a week, but Choo has played in four games over a span of six days entering Friday night's tilt with San Diego. All signs point to Choo being ready to roll for the start of the season as the Rangers' primary right fielder.

15DShin-Soo Choo RF TEX 2 months ago

Choo (back) is scheduled to play Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rangers had suggested Choo would be held out of the lineup for a couple days due to some mild back stiffness. This report does not say explicitly that Choo will start Saturday, but regardless, it does not sound like this is anything that could affect his Opening Day availability.