Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 3 Days

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 1 Month

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

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.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 6 Months

Choo (elbow) was moved to the 60-day DL Thursday.

The transaction spells an official end to Choo's 2014 season, though that had already been determined over a week earlier. With Choo's move to the 60-day DL, the Rangers were able to open up a 40-man roster spot for reliever Spencer Patton, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Round Rock.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 6 Months

Choo has a bone spur in his left elbow and is done for the season, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

He has been dealing with bone spurs since spring training, and with the Rangers out of contention and Choo dealing with pain, surgery made sense. Michael Choice has been recalled from Triple-A, and he will presumably get some chances at designated hitter. It was basically a lost season for Choo, as he posted just a .242 average with 13 home runs and three steals in 123 games. Much of his struggles have been attributed to playing through injury, so there's a chance he could rebound if he's healthy for the start of the 2015 season. He will have surgery as soon as Friday, if the flu he's dealing with has cleared out.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 6 Months

Choo is not in Monday's lineup.

This will be his second straight day out of the lineup, with J.P. Arencibia getting the start at DH Monday. There has been no word of an injury for Choo, but his .242/.340/.374 slash line doesn't warrant automatic inclusion in the Rangers' lineup at this point in the season.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 6 Months

Choo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

Choo will take a seat Sunday with the left-handed Jason Vargas toeing the rubber for the Royals. Adrian Beltre will slot in has the designated hitter Sunday, while Adam Rosales takes over at third base.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 7 Months

Choo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Angels on Saturday night.

The blast was the 12th of the season for Choo, who had previously homered Sunday against the Astros. For Choo, strikeouts have been an issue throughout the season, and he's currently on pace to post the highest strikeout rate of his career (24.9% K%).

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 7 Months

Choo went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while slugging his 10th home run of the year and adding a double in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Even with Tuesday's fine performance, it been mostly a struggle of late for Choo, as he is 8-for-41 in his last ten games. Choo has not adjusted to life well in Texas, as he possesses a mediocre .238/.345/.363 slash line in 391 at-bats this year. His .708 OPS at the moment would represent the lowest (excluding his injury-shortened 2007 season where he had only 17 at-bats and his abbreviated 2005 season where he got just 18 at-bats) mark of of his career.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/RF.. TEX 7 Months

Shin-Soo Choo is playing in the outfield Monday for the first time since July 9.

Choo's nagging left ankle injury is still an issue, but he plans to play the outfield as much as possible in the second half. "I want to push it in the second half and find out," Choo said. "I don't want to play the second half like I played the first half." Choo also admitted Monday that he should have gone on the DL when he first injured the ankle in late April. "I made a bad decision," Choo said. "I should have had more rest instead of trying to come back as soon as possible."