Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 6 Days

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."

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 9 Days

Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Choo now finds himself in a career-worst 0-for-21 hitless streak. The 32-year-old is batting just .236/.354/.367 over 92 games this season. His ankle injury is a big reason why, but that's hardly what the Rangers were hoping for when they signed him to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the winter.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 9 Days

Shin-Soo Choo is slated to get a day off on Sunday, as manager Ron Washington wants to keep him off of the turf in Toronto.

Choo is serving as the DH for a second consecutive day on Saturday, while Adrian Beltre will act as the designated hitter on Sunday. Choo has struggled with the bat this season, hitting .239/.358/.371 with nine homers and 33 RBI in his 91 games.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 16 Days

Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Friday against the Angels.

Choo has struck out three times in back-to-back games and is hitting just .214 (9-for-42) this month. With a .246/.365/.382 batting line over 88 games, the 31-year-old has been one of the game's most disappointing players during the first half.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 23 Days

Shin-Soo Choo homered, drew two walks, and scored two runs Friday against the Mets.

The home run was a leadoff shot against Jon Niese in the first inning. Choo has now homered in back-to-back games, bringing his season total to nine. Interestingly, he has walked six times over his last three games after having none over his previous 13 contests. We're not used to seeing that from Choo. There's no question that he's been a disappointment during the first half, though an issue with his left ankle likely has something to do with it.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 24 Days

Shin-Soo Choo walked and hit a solo home run in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Choo gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning with his eighth homer of the season. It was his first home run since June 21. Choo hasn't shown nearly as much power as the Rangers were expecting when they signed him to a big contract in the off-season. He's slashing .254/.374/.391 with 30 RBI.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 1 Month

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Rangers' 5-4 win against the Twins on Friday.

Choo has been one of the more disappointing fantasy players this season, so it's nice to see him contributing. The Rangers had lost eight in a row coming into Friday's game and desperately needed a player like Choo to come alive. For the season, he's slashing .251/.372/.388. Nice OBP aside, it's been a far cry from his .285/.423/.462 line of a year ago.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 2 Months

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a bases-clearing double and an RBI single in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

Choo provided all of the run support Yu Darvish would need, emptying the bases with a double in the third inning and padding the lead with a fifth-inning RBI single. The outfielder has been dealing with a sore ankle, as he entered Wednesday's game with just one hit in 37 plate appearances in June. Nevertheless, Choo carries an OBP-heavy .261/.397/.408 slash line in his first season with the Rangers.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 2 Months

Shin-Soo Choo said of his left ankle Tuesday that it "is the best it's felt since I hurt it."

Choo first injured the ankle a month ago and has dealt with nagging soreness ever since, leading to him being used in the DH spot some. The Rangers don't expect him to be at full strength the rest of the season, but it doesn't appear he'll go on the DL. It could, however, potentially be affecting him at the plate and on the bases. Choo entered play Tuesday batting just .247/.371/.392 since the injury and has only one stolen base over 27 games.

Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 2 Months

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in the Rangers' 5-4 defeat of the Twins on Thursday.

Choo figured to have improved RBI numbers this year now that he's no longer buried behind the pitcher in the Reds lineup, but he entered today with just 15 RBI in 48 games. What didn't help was that five of his six homers had been solo shots and that he had totaled just one plate appearance with the bases loaded (and walked). He finally got his second chance with the sacks jacked today and cleared the bases to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the second. It gave him his first three-RBI game since last Sept. 14.