Shin-Soo Choo LF/CF.. TEX 4 Days

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/CF.. TEX 4 Days

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/CF.. TEX 6 Days

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/CF.. TEX 13 Days

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/CF.. TEX 24 Days

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/CF.. TEX 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.