Choo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Astros. For the second straight day, the 37-year-old Choo went yard to lead off the game for the Rangers, and it was the third straight game in which he's scored a first-inning run. The first inning has by far been his best. He's slashing .465/.542/.859 in the opening frame in 2019, and his .904 OPS overall, which ranks sixth in the AL, is his best mark since 2008.
Choo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday's 5-0 win over Houston. Choo got the Rangers rolling with a first-inning walk and came around to score the first of four runs in the frame. Texas' primary leadoff hitter has been phenomenal in the first inning, posting a .456/.532/.779 line with 20 runs scored. Choo has hit safely in seven straight games, going 12-for-28 during the streak.
Choo (ankle) will lead off as the designated hitter Thursday against the Astros. Choo left the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Twins with left ankle soreness. The injury was considered minor, so it's no surprise to see him back in action following a three-day break.
Choo exited Sunday's game against the Twins due to left ankle soreness, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Choo suffered the injury in the eighth inning after diving back into first base, though his removal was precautionary. Fortunately, he'll get the next three days off during the All-Star break until play resumes Thursday against Houston. He'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Choo was removed from Sunday's game against the Twins in the top of the eighth inning with an apparent lower-body injury, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com Delino DeShields Jr. came on to pinch run for Choo, who may have tweaked his foot or ankle while retreating to first base on a pickoff attempt. The veteran was enjoying another strong offensive day prior to his removal, as Choo reached base in all four of his plate appearances -- singling twice and drawing two walks -- while notching his eighth stolen base of the season. Assuming he comes out of the contest with only a minor tweak, Choo should be good to go when the Rangers begin their second-half schedule Thursday against the Astros.
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