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Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus all cleared waivers for the Rangers and are now free to be traded to any team.

Although all four players cleared waivers without being claimed, it is unlikely a deal will be made in the short window the Rangers will be working with. This type of move is utilized to see just how much value each player is worth on the open market, so expect to see see all four players remain in Arlington the rest of the season.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Aug, 12:33 AM

Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus and Shin-Soo Choo cleared waivers and are now all eligible to be traded.

It's hard to believe Darvish and Beltre cleared waivers given their superiority and team-freindly contracts. But alas, waivers are a funny process. GM Jon Daniels has insisted all season that he has no intention of moving any of his centerpieces, and if we're being honest, he'd have to pay someone to take on the Choo and Andrus contracts.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

18 Aug, 10:43 PMSource

Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo blast in the seventh inning but also added three strikeouts in the Rangers victory over the Astros Sunday. 

Choo left the yard for his 11th home run. His season line now sits at .244/.347/.374. Choo hasn't slugged below .400 since 2007, and his .347 OBP is his lowest since his extremely disappointing 2011 season. He's been a bust in the first year of his 7 year $130 million, although it's too early to tell whether or not this contract will turn into an albatross.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

10 Aug, 06:06 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-5 with a double during the Rangers' 8-3 loss to the Astros on Saturday.

Choo logged his first four-hit game of the season on Saturday although only one of his four hits went for extra-bases. After a miserable first few months, Choo is now slashing .303/.314/.455 in the month of August, which would be his best month by far if able to keep up the pace. Those still holding onto hope will want to get him in starting lineups until he cools off.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

10 Aug, 06:37 AM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo admits he made a "bad decision" about his ankle earlier in the season.

This is the risk when players downplay their injury status, a season-long series of problems and absences from the lineup. No player wants to replicate Wally Pipp, but at times discretion is the better part of valor, as Falstaff himself once noted.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

21 Jul, 07:20 PMSource

Shin-Soo Choo is expected to be back in the Rangers lineup Monday, but new Yankee Stadium has not been kind to him as he is hitting just .146 over 48 at-bats in the park.

Choo has been in a terrible slump and a career worst 0-for-21 hitless streak. He is only batting .236/.354/.367 over 92 games this season. The early season ankle injury has really hampered him all season long but not exactly what the Rangers were expecting when they signed him to a seven-year contract.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

21 Jul, 12:59 PMSource

Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Sunday.

Rangers manager Ron Washington said that he wanted to keep Choo off the turf in Toronto as much as possible and true to his word, Choo is on the bench Sunday, not even acting as the DH. Of course, he's also 0-for-8 in his last two games, so perhaps it's not just about protecting his bum ankle. Jake Smolinksi will start in left field Sunday with Adrian Beltre serving as the DH.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Jul, 10:08 AM

Shin-Soo Choo is expected to get the day off Sunday.

The start of the second half has not gone the way Choo would have wanted it to go (0-for-8), so a day off for the Rangers struggling outfielder should not come as a surprise. Although he continues to hold down a solid on-base percentage (.354 OBP), his production is a far cry from what fantasy owners expected in his first year with the Rangers,so hopefully a day off to clear his head will be just the right ticket.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Jul, 08:39 AMSource

Rangers manager Ron Washington will keep Shin-Soo Choo from playing the outfield at all during the team's three-game series in Toronto.

The ankle has obviously been more of an issue for Choo than has been reported and the fact that Washington is limiting him so that he doesn't spend a lot of time on the turf in Toronto screams volumes about how his play has suffered because of the injury. There's still a half-season for him to rebound, but he's going to need a little bit more time off than usual moving forward.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Jul, 10:18 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Sunday.

With the Angels throwing lefty Tyler Skaggs at them Sunday, manager Ron Washington is stacking up the right-handed hitters. Choo will be replaced by Jake Smolinski, who is 8-for-17 (.471) with four RBI since joining the Rangers.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

13 Jul, 12:04 PM

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