15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
4 days ago

Choo (forearm) took batting practice Friday and hasn't ruled out a return during the final weekend of the regular season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Earlier reports had Choo as a possible return at some point during the playoffs, but Friday's session went much better than expected. He'll take batting practice over the weekend and could report to the teams' facility in Arizona for some at-bats in the Instructional League early next week.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 week ago

Choo (forearm) will progress to hitting soft toss Tuesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo continues to progress well in his recovery from forearm surgery, and he'll soon return to hitting live pitching before heading off to the team's facility in Arizona. He's without a firm return timeline but could conceivably rejoin the Rangers sometime during the postseason.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
2 weeks ago

Choo (forearm) has been cleared to swing a bat and could progress to tee work Friday or Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

With recent X-rays unable to detect a fracture, Choo has been cleared to begin ramping up his activity. A return during the regular season still seems far fetched, but Choo has a chance to reach his goal of playing in the postseason after breaking his forearm in mid-August.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
3 weeks ago

Choo played catch Wednesday for the first time since suffering a fractured forearm, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has already admitted that his goal is to return for the postseason, essentially ruling out a regular season return. With that in mind, owners in single-season leagues can cut bait. Nomar Mazara will continue to handle the bulk of the work in right field, particularly when a right-hander is staring for the opposition.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 month ago

Choo (forearm) admits that his 2016 regular season is over but he's aiming for a possible return during the ALCS if Texas advances that far, RYan Posner of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo can be safely dropped in single-league formats obviously but we should know how realistic his goal of playing in some possible playoff scenarios will be over the course of the next month as his rehab progresses.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 month ago

Choo will have a plate inserted in his forearm Wednesday and the Rangers have not released a timetable for his return, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder suffered a broken forearm Monday when he was hit by a pitch, marking yet another significant injury for him this season. The Rangers will likely provide a timetable after the procedure is complete, but there is a distinct possibility that Choo will miss most if not all of the rest of the regular season.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 month ago

Choo was diagnosed with a broken forearm after being hit by a pitch in Monday's game against Oakland, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

In all likelihood, this signals the end to an injury-riddled season for Choo. The 34-year-old will make his fourth trip to the disabled list after playing in just 45 games, his fewest since 2007. If this is the end, Choo will finish the season with a .247 average and just 17 RBI. In his absence, Nomar Mazara will likely receive more regular playing time in the outfield

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 month ago

Choo was forced to leave the game Monday after being hit by a pitch in the wrist, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is awful luck for Choo, who returned from a back injury on August 4, although he was hitting just .220/.360/.268 in 11 games back. We'll update if the Rangers provide any updates before the night is over, but Choo will probably need to undergo X-rays or other examination before a timetable becomes apparent.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
2 months ago

Choo (back) was activated off the disabled list Thursday, and will be in the lineup for the Rangers' game against Baltimore, John Blake of the Rangers' front office reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo was placed on the DL on July 20 with lower back inflammation, but returned to the club prior to Thursday's game. He will leadoff and play his normal spot in right as the team faces Wade Miley in his first start for the Orioles.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
2 months ago

Choo (back) was able to take batting practice as expected Tuesday and was scheduled to participate in baserunning drills prior to Wednesday's game, Ryan Baillargeon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo is eligible to come off the DL on Thursday and he will likely be evaluated when he reports to the ballpark to see if he'll be activated as hoped.