Shin-Soo Choo will have surgery on his left ankle to repair torn cartilage Tuesday. He will need 6-8 weeks of recovery. This is the ankle that has been an issue since April. The Rangers have also confirmed that Michael Choice will be out for the remainder of the season with a severe strained left hamstring. Jake Smolinski has been activated off the disabled list
The Rangers have lost the coveted affiliation with Class A Myrtle Beach. The Cubs have taken it away from them. The Cubs were in Daytona Beach. There is also Lynchburg, Va. and the dreaded Bakersfield in the California League.
Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine has withdrawn from consideration for the Arizona GM job. Levine spoke with Tony LaRussa, the D-backs executive conducting the search
Scott Baker will not start Saturday’s game against the Braves, he has tricepts tendinitis. RHP Lisalverto Bonilla will be the starting pitcher.
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Rangers bench coach Bobby Jones will receive the Bronze Star before Thursday’s game with the Angels. Here are the details.
Steve Gilbert of MLB.Com and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports are reporting that Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine is a candidate for the GM job in Arizona. He is one of ten candidates. Former Rangers farm director Tim Purpura is also a candidate
Shortstop Elvis Andrus was given another day off on Tuesday. But manager Tim Bogar said Andrus will be in the lineup either at DH or shortstop for most of the rest of the season. Guilder Rodriguez was at second base in his Major League debut and Luis Sardinas was at shortstop.
Robinson Chirinos had an MRI on his sore neck on Monday. The results were clean and he is hoping to be back in the lineup in the next day or two.
Outfieldfer Engel Beltre, who missed all season with a broken bone in his right leg, has developed a stress fracture in his left leg. he will undergo surgery on Wednesday.
Miles Mikolas, sidelined with right shoulder fatigue, is playing catch but still not off a mound. He is hoping to get there later this week.
The Rangers have brought in Double A pitching gems Jerad Eickhoff, Alec Asher, Alex Gonzalez and Luke Jackson into Arlington this week to observe and work out.
Outfielder Jim Adduci is still recovering from a concussion and is not ready to play.
Jake Smolinski is starting to take batting practice but can only jog. He remains sidelined with a fractured bone in his left foot.