Choo went 1-for-2 with two RBI in Monday's spring game against the Angels. Choo plated a run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning and singled home another in the third, notching his second and third RBI of spring training. He's been off to a slow start at the dish thus far but showed some promising signs in Monday's exhibition.
Choo (shoulder) will serve as the designated hitter and bat leadoff in Friday's spring game against the White Sox. Choo returned to the team Wednesday one day after receiving a cortisone injection for a sore AC joint in his left shoulder, and quickly makes his return to action. The issue was never touted as severe, and the 36-year-old's status for Opening Day appears solid if he can avoid aggravating the injury.
Choo returned to camp Wednesday, one day after receiving a cortisone injection for inflammation for the AC joint in his left shoulder, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Choo is expected to miss a few games this week with manager Chris Woodward saying he would like to see him return by Monday. He had a similar issue last August, making it two injections in the last seven months for the 36-year-old outfielder/designated hitter. Choo is expected to serve primarily as the DH; however, Woodward envisions him playing in the outfield once or twice per week to give others a turn at DH. He would be an ideal candidate for a rebuilding team to trade, but his $42 million total due in 2019 and 2020 make his a hard contract to move.
Choo received an injection for inflammation and soreness in the AC joint in his left shoulder Tuesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. The issue is apparently not too serious, and Choo is expected to return to game action over the weekend. That would give him plenty of time to get up to speed by Opening Day, though a smooth recovery can't be taken for granted with a player of his age (36).
Manager Chris Woodward said Saturday that Choo would likely serve as the Rangers' primary leadoff man this season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Even as he heads into his age-36 campaign, Choo remains one of baseball's top on-base threats, as his .377 mark in 2018 ranked 15th among all players with at least 500 plate appearances. His excellent plate discipline thus makes him well suited for the leadoff gig, an assignment that should also provide ample run-scoring opportunities. Choo should once again remain a solid, albeit unexciting, option in the majority of fantasy leagues that start five outfielders.