Choo batted .105 (2-for-19) with two RBI and a run scored over seven Cactus League appearances.
A portion of Choo's spring was interrupted due to an oblique injury, so he had fewer plate appearances than most other Texas regulars. The 37-year-old is entering the final year of a seven-year deal and should be the primary designated hitter while spotting in at corner outfield. Despite his advanced years, Choo's bat remains productive, and he's had 600-plus plate appearances in each of the last three seasons. He hit at the top of the order in all seven spring games, fitting considering he's been the Rangers' primary leadoff hitter the last two seasons. Given his body of work in recent seasons, fantasy managers can expect at least 600 plate appearances with a high on-base percentage.
Choo (oblique) is leading off and starting in right field in Friday's Cactus League game against the Angels.
Choo was scratched from Tuesday's lineup after dealing with some side tightness, but he's good to go after taking a few days off. The fact the 37-year-old is playing the field and not simply serving as the designated hitter further indicates he's clear of the injury.
Choo (oblique) is expected to return to the Rangers' Cactus League lineup Friday against the Angels, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Choo was scratched ahead of Tuesday's game against the Royals after experiencing some side tightness, but the worst of the injury is apparently behind him at this point. The veteran may have been included in the starting nine for Thursday's game against the Cubs, but since he reported to camp feeling under the weather, he was given another day off instead. Assuming Choo's condition has improved by Friday, he looks poised to re-enter the lineup.
Choo was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals due to side tightness.
The Rangers are calling Choo's removal precautionary, so it doesn't seem as though his readiness for Opening Day will be threatened. The veteran underwent shoulder surgery in October, though the side issue doesn't appear to be related to that procedure.
Choo (shoulder) is batting leadoff as the designated hitter in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Choo underwent left shoulder surgery in October and didn't start the spring opener Saturday against the Royals, but there were no indications he'd be limited in spring training. The 37-year-old slashed .265/.371/.455 with 24 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 151 games last season, his third consecutive season with at least 146 appearances.
Choo (shoulder) isn't in the lineup for Friday's Cactus League opener versus the Royals.
Choo underwent surgery on his left shoulder in October, but there's been no indication his availability for spring training is in question. It's not overly surprising to see the veteran outfielder taking it easy to begin spring training, and he'll have plenty of chances to see game action in the coming days.
Choo recently underwent surgery on his left shoulder, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The exact nature of the procedure is not yet clear, though Choo described the procedure as minor. He expects to be fully recovered in six to eight weeks, giving him plenty of time to be ready for the start of spring training. It doesn't sound like there's cause for major concern for Choo's 2020 campaign, though adding injury risk to a player as he heads into his age-37 season isn't exactly a positive.
Choo went 1-for-2 with two runs scored, three walks and a stolen base in the Rangers' 6-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Choo stole yet another base in the first inning and later came in to score on a wild pitch by Chad Green. He was able to then score once again in the third inning on a pickoff error by Masahiro Tanaka. The veteran outfielder had a productive season as he set a career-high in home runs with 24 and stole 15 bases which were the most he's had in a season since 2013. Whether it's for the Rangers or another organization, Choo showed that he still has plenty of life left in him to contribute next season and beyond.
Choo went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs, a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.
Choo walked in the first, then advanced on an error and got on third base as part of a double-steal with Danny Santana. He scored on Rougned Odor's two-run double. Choo also singled in the sixth and scored on Odor's grand slam that truly put the game out of reach. The 37-year-old Choo has stolen 14 bases, his most since 2013, while adding 91 runs scored, 61 RBI and a career-high 24 homers in 150 games this year.
Choo went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Yankees.
Choo followed Scott Heineman's lead in pursuit of a ninth-inning rally, cutting the Rangers' deficit in half with a 425-foot home run. Unfortunately, that would be the final run of the night for Texas. On the season, Choo leads the Rangers in on-base percentage (.368) and runs scored (89) while tallying a career-high 24 home runs.
Choo is not starting Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Choo will head to the bench Tuesday after starting the past eight games and going 9-for-28 (.321) with two home runs and a steal over that stretch. In his place, Nick Solak is starting at DH while Isiah Kiner-Falefa is starting at third base.
Choo went 3-for-3 with three singles Sunday in the Rangers' 6-1 loss to the Athletics.
Choo reached on all four of his plate appearances, as he was also hit by his AL-leading 17th pitch of the season in addition to churning out three base knocks. The veteran could be subject to more frequent off days over the final two weeks of the season as the non-contending Rangers wind things down, but Choo has already justified his draft-day investment for fantasy managers. The 37-year-old's .268 average is his highest mark since 2015, and he's remained a useful source of counting stats with 22 home runs, 12 steals, 85 runs and 57 RBI.
Choo is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.
Choo, who is 10-for-39 with a home runs and 1:14 BB:K through nine games this month, will retreat to the bench for Thursday's series finale with left-hander Brendan McKay starting for the Rays. Nick Solak is starting at DH in his place, with Isiah Kiner-Falefa getting the nod at third base.
Choo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
Choo will take a seat with Seattle bringing a lefty (Yusei Kikuchi) to the bump for the series finale. Scott Heineman replaces Choo in left field.
Choo is out of the starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.
Nick Solak will start as the designated hitter and bat sixth against left-hander Ross Detwiler. Choo is 7-for-23 with a home run, three RBI and four walks during his past five starts. The veteran outfielder is slashing only .207/.297/.364 in 138 plate appearances against southpaws, though.
Choo is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.
It was safe to assume the elder statesman would sit in one of the two games Tuesday. Nick Solak, whose contract was just purchased from Triple-A, will start at designated hitter and bat sixth.
Choo went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-3 loss to Minnesota.
Choo's 424-foot blast off Sam Dyson tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh frame. The 37-year-old is up to 20 homers and nine stolen bases with a .854 OPS on the year. It was his first game with a stolen base and homer since 2017.
Choo is not in the lineup Thursday against the Twins.
The 37-year-old will ride the bench in the midst of a 2-for-28 slump with one home run and 13 strikeouts over the last nine games. Hunter Pence will serve as the designated hitter, batting fifth.
Choo is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Milwaukee.
The Rangers are on the road in a National League park this weekend, and Choo will be the odd man out for the series opener. The 37-year-old is slashing .230/.337/.425 with five home runs in 24 games since the All-Star break.
Choo went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored, an RBI and two walks in Sunday's 9-4 win over Detroit.
Choo was in a small 3-for-22 slump over the last seven games but busted out of that in a big way Sunday. It was the game with multiple extra-base knocks since June 1. The 37-year-old lefty boosted his season OPS to .870, his highest since the 2013 season.
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