RF - TEX
Shin-Soo Choo struggling in new DH role
Shin-Soo Choo is batting .200 this Spring after making the transition mainly to a DH role. Nomar Mazara is expected to get most of the playing time in right field.
Transitioning to DH can be difficult for position players and Shin-Soo Choo had some injuries that kept him off the filed a good part of 2016. He could turn out to be a good late sleeper pick and hopefully he will be back on track during the regular season.
Shin-Soo Choo diagnosed with fractured forearm
Shin-Soo Choo has been diagnosed with a fractured forearm. He suffered the injury when he was hit on the arm by a pitch on Monday.
This will likely end Choo's injury-plagued season. If so, he'll finish with only 45 games played. He was effective when active, posting an OPS of .784 with seven home runs and six stolen bases in 45 games.
Shin-Soo Choo goes hitless, strikes out twice on Thursday in Rangers loss
Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-5 with one walk and two strikeouts in the Rangers 12-9 loss to the Rockies on Thursday afternoon.
After a couple stints on the DL, Choo sports slash line of .261/.379/.444 on the season. Choo has seven home runs, seven doubles, 17 RBI, 27 runs scored, 23 walks and six steals through 41 games played. When healthy, he's a strong fantasy outfielder atop the Rangers potent lineup.
Shin-Soo Choo activated from DL, batting leadoff Thursday
Choo (back) has been activated from the disabled list and is batting leadoff playing right field for the Rangers' series finale against the Orioles on Thursday.
Choo hasn't played since July 19 with lower back inflammation. Choo joins a crowded outfield but should play almost every day and bat at the top of a potent Rangers' lineup following their trade deadline acquisitions of Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy. With a .372 on-base percentage this season, Choo should help fantasy owners especially in runs scored over the rest of the season.
Shin-Soo Choo returns to DL
Shin-Soo Choo was again placed on the 15-day disabled list, this time dealing with lower back inflammation.
It's unclear exactly when the Rangers expect to have Choo back, as they will need his back to settle down before he'll be able to resume baseball-related activities. Still, there's optimism that he could be back in the minimum of two weeks assuming there's not lingering discomfort or a setback. He's been solid when he's been able to take the field, but injuries have limited him to 33 games this season.
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