Choo will have a plate inserted in his forearm Wednesday and the Rangers have not released a timetable for his return, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The veteran outfielder suffered a broken forearm Monday when he was hit by a pitch, marking yet another significant injury for him this season. The Rangers will likely provide a timetable after the procedure is complete, but there is a distinct possibility that Choo will miss most if not all of the rest of the regular season.
Choo was diagnosed with a broken forearm after being hit by a pitch in Monday's game against Oakland, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. In all likelihood, this signals the end to an injury-riddled season for Choo. The 34-year-old will make his fourth trip to the disabled list after playing in just 45 games, his fewest since 2007. If this is the end, Choo will finish the season with a .247 average and just 17 RBI. In his absence, Nomar Mazara will likely receive more regular playing time in the outfield
Choo was forced to leave the game Monday after being hit by a pitch in the wrist, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. This is awful luck for Choo, who returned from a back injury on August 4, although he was hitting just .220/.360/.268 in 11 games back. We'll update if the Rangers provide any updates before the night is over, but Choo will probably need to undergo X-rays or other examination before a timetable becomes apparent.
Choo (back) was activated off the disabled list Thursday, and will be in the lineup for the Rangers' game against Baltimore, John Blake of the Rangers' front office reports. Choo was placed on the DL on July 20 with lower back inflammation, but returned to the club prior to Thursday's game. He will leadoff and play his normal spot in right as the team faces Wade Miley in his first start for the Orioles.
Choo (back) was able to take batting practice as expected Tuesday and was scheduled to participate in baserunning drills prior to Wednesday's game, Ryan Baillargeon of MLB.com reports. Choo is eligible to come off the DL on Thursday and he will likely be evaluated when he reports to the ballpark to see if he'll be activated as hoped.