Ranger OF Shin-Soo Choo is having surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow and will not play for the remainder of the 2014 season the Rangers announced today. The Rangers expect Choo back at full strength for the start of the 2015 season. OF Michael Choice is in Seattle, and is expected to take Choo’s spot on the 25 man roster.
In other news, Rangers GM Jon Daniels says that that chances of pitcher Yu Darvish returning to the rotation this season are becoming less likely – time is running out and the calendar is not working in the Rangers favor to get Darvish back on the mound this season, although there is still possible he may pitch again in 2014.
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Tomas Telis is in the Rangers lineup on Monday. He is batting eighth and catching in his Major League debut. Shin-Soo Choo is out of the lineup with a left-hander on the mound for the Mariners.
The Rangers have apparently traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Athletics. No official announcement yet. Soto was scratched from Sunday’s lineup.
Rangers manager Ron Washington will be managing a group of All-Stars that will tour in Japan after the season.
Hopefully he’ll have more leg room than American Airlines gives its passengers these days on their domestic flights with these new configured planes.
Here is the press release…
The Rangers have optioned pitcher Robbie Ross to Triple A Round Rock. They have recalled RHP Jon Edwards. He will be the 36th pitcher the Rangers have used this year. The Rangers don’t have a fifth starter but they have two days off next week so they can get by with four starters until Aug. 26. By then Ross will be eligible to come back. So will Yu Darvish if he is healthy.
Pitcher Yu Darvish has mild inflammation in right elbow. The Rangers don’t think it is a long-term concern. He will resume throwing with the discomfort subsides. He said he could pitch if he had to but does not want to risk his future.
The Rangers optioned pitcher Nate Adcock to Triple A to make room for Robbie Ross. No word yet on Yu Darvish and his MRI results. Derek Holland pitches tonight in Round Rock.