15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
55 minutes ago

Choo (back) hopes to come off the DL when eligible next Thursday, T,R, Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo will take live swings off Derek Holland on Tuesday, clearing the way for a very brief rehab assignment. Choo is expected to resume his role as Texas' leadoff hitter once healthy, and could be a nice source of production down the stretch given Texas' home-heavy finish.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 week ago

Choo (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with low back inflammation, John Blake of the Rangers' front office reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the third time this season that Choo has landed on the 15-day DL, with the first two coming from a right calf strain and a left hamstring strain. Choo can't seem to stay healthy, but this injury does not appear to be very serious, and the 34-year-old could be back in 10 days. In his place, the team has brought up Daniel DeShields Jr. to help out in the meantime.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 week ago

Choo will lead off as the designated hitter for Tuesday's game against the Angels, John Blake of the Rangers' front office reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo made an appearance in Monday's loss as a pinch hitter after dealing with back pain that has plagued him since early July. The 33-year-old will face Tim Lincecum during his first game back in the lineup on this side of the All-Star break.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 week ago

Choo (back) was held out of Monday's starting lineup but was able to make a pinch-hit appearance.

EDGE Analysis

It's widely expected that Choo will be back in the starting lineup Tuesday as a result of his appearance in Monday's game, so those Choo owners in daily formats will want to check back as game time nears.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 week ago

Choo (back) expects to return to the lineup Tuesday, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo said he is feeling good enough to play Monday and could make a pinch-hit appearance. As such, he's on a good pace to return Tuesday. He is hitting a robust .313/.389/.656 with three homers and two doubles in his last eight games, so the Rangers will be glad to have him back.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 week ago

Choo (back) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Angels, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo has been dealing with back issues since prior to the All-Star break, and he'll now miss a fourth consecutive contest. While an MRI recently cleared Choo of any structural issues, it's unclear when he might return to the field. If he doesn't demonstrate tangible improvement within the next few days, a DL stint could be an option.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
2 weeks ago

Choo (back) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The back issues that bothered Choo leading up to the All-Star break continue to persist, as he'll now sit out his third straight game. A recent MRI cleared Choo of any structural problems, but it's conceivable that he might need some further time off to recover. Ryan Rua will fill in for Choo on Sunday and would likely serve as his primarily replacement if Choo requires a DL stint.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
2 weeks ago

Choo (back) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Cubs, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo will miss a second straight game out of the All-Star break as he continues to battle a nagging back issue. For now, the Rangers are listing him as day-to-day, but if he misses more than a handful of days a DL stint could be in his future.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
2 weeks ago

Choo (back) underwent an MRI on Friday but the team remains confident there's no structural issue, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The fact that Choo wasn't able to play Friday following the All-Star break doesn't bode exceptionally well for his near-term status, but he is just being listed as day-to-day for now.

15DShin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
2 weeks ago

Choo is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs due to a bad back, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

EDGE Analysis

Choo missed just one game after leaving the Rangers' July 5 contest with a stiff back, but it appears he may have aggravated the setback over the break, as he is not in the lineup for the Rangers' second-half opener. Nomar Mazara will slide over and take Choo's place in right field, and Rougned Odor will replace him atop the order.