Choo is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays. Choo will hit the bench for the second time in the last three games after going 0-for-3 with a walk in Monday's series opener. In his absence, Ryan Rua is starting in left field and hitting eighth.
Choo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres. Choo will sit out for the second time in five games as the Rangers aim to make room in the outfield for September callup Willie Calhoun. Choo is expected to maintain an everyday role as the season winds down, but his rest days are expected to become more frequent over the final two weeks while the Rangers evaluate some younger options.
Choo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants. With no designated-hitter spot available in San Francisco and Joey Gallo (ankle) cleared to rejoin the lineup, Choo will head to the bench after a string of six consecutive starts. Choo, who will benefit from two days of rest due to a team off day Monday, should rejoin the lineup for the start of the Rangers' homestand Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Choo went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Sunday against the Angels. Choo extended his hitting streak to five games and recorded his third three-hit contest in his past seven starts. He continues to reach base at a prolific rate -- he has a .396 on-base percentage -- and while he has failed to homer since July 30, Choo has six doubles in 56 August at-bats.
Choo is not in the lineup Saturday against the Angels. Choo's regular designated hitter role will be filled by Adrian Beltre, who has recovered from his hamstring strain enough to hit but not take the field. It's unclear when Beltre will be able to vacate the DH spot, but Choo can of course also play the outfield if necessary.
|vs PENA (CAREER)||1/3||.333||0||0||0||0||0|