Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 month ago

Choo is expected to be the second hitter in the Rangers lineup, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran on-base machine had a tumultuous injury-filled season in 2016, but the Rangers are still insistent on plopping him right in front of Texas' run producers. This would likely line up Choo to score more runs than the number he produces, which could work in his favor given his strong walk rate. However, he needs to prove he can stay healthy all season, something he failed to do last year.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
1 month ago

Choo is poised to get more at-bats as the designated hitter this season following the signing of Mike Napoli, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

EDGE Analysis

Napoli will play primarily play first base, which moves Jurickson Profar to left field and Choo to DH. He should still see some time in the outfield corners, but given his age (34) and injury history, the Rangers understandably like the idea of keeping his legs fresh whenever possible. Choo has also graded out as a negative defensive player in each of the last nine seasons, so there are a variety of ways to justify keeping him off the grass.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
5 months ago

Choo is out of the lineup for Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Choo started the last three games of the regular season and Game 1 of the series, but is now set to sit his second in a row in favor of Nomar Mazara in right field. Although a small sample size, Choo is hitless against Sunday's opposing starter Aaron Sanchez. On the other hand, Mazara has collected two base knocks in six at-bats.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
6 months ago

Choo is not in Friday's Game 2 lineup against the Blue Jays, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Choo produced the team's only RBI in Thursday's loss, he wrapped up Game 1 with an 0-for-3, two strikeout showing. With southpaw J.A. Happ on the mound for Toronto in Game 2, the left-handed Choo will take a seat in favor of Nomar Mazara, who will get the start in right field and hit ninth.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
6 months ago

Choo (forearm) was activated off the DL on Friday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

EDGE Analysis

Choo had been out since the middle of August after undergoing forearm surgery, but he'll return in time for the final series of the regular season. He'll get the start in right field and bat seventh Friday, though it's unclear if he'll continue to see playing time over the weekend or if the club will elect to rest their right fielder in advance of the playoffs.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
6 months ago

Choo (forearm) will rejoin the Rangers on Thursday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

With two hits (including a homer) in five at-bats during an instructional league game Wednesday, Choo was able to convince the Rangers' brass that he can contribute in some capacity over the final days of the regular season. It's uncertain, however, how much he'll play during the team's final series. Choo has been limited to just 45 games so far this year due to calf, hamstring, back and forearm injuries.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
6 months 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.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
6 months 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.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
6 months 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.

Shin-Soo Choo
RF TEX
7 months 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.