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Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his left ankle.

Choo needs the procedure to repair cartilage damage and will be shut down from running for 6-8 weeks. He also had surgery in late August for bone spurs in his left elbow. It was a miserable 2014 for the 32-year-old outfielder, who batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases in 123 games. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract with the Rangers.
Sep 16 - 5:43 PM

Michael Choice (hamstring) has been shut down for the season.

Choice strained his left hamstring legging out a double on Sunday and has been ruled out for the rest of the year. The 24-year-old batted just .182/.250/.320 with nine homers over 86 games with the Rangers this season and is unlikely to have a significant role going into 2015.
Sep 16 - 3:19 PM

Rangers activated OF Jake Smolinski from the 15-day disabled list.

Smolinski has been out since early August with a fractured left foot. The 25-year-old has appeared in 11 games with the Rangers this season and will function as an extra outfielder over the final two weeks.
Sep 16 - 2:54 PM

Luis Sardinas went 3-for-5 with two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored in the Rangers' lopsided 10-3 win over the Braves Sunday.

Sardinas was all over the place for the Rangers, delivering an RBI double in the fourth inning, an RBI single in the fifth and another double, a two-run knock, in the sixth. The good day raised Sardinas' average from .253 to .271 in one game, and he doubled his RBI total with the performance. It's a glimpse of what could be for the 21-year-old.
Sep 14 - 7:57 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Braves Sunday.

Chirinos had an RBI single and scored a run in the fifth inning, an inning in which the Rangers batted around. Chirinos also singled and scored an inning later. The catcher has had some good games this season en route to a modest .240/.290/.411 line.
Sep 14 - 7:51 PM

Leonys Martin went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Martin had an RBI single and a run scored in the Rangers' six-run fifth inning. The three-hit game was his third in his last nine games, a stretch in which he is 15-for-38 (.395) with six runs scored. Martin has put together a nice year on a down Rangers squad, hitting .280/.330/.377 overall.
Sep 14 - 7:43 PM

Michael Choice went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Choice had an RBI triple in the second inning before knocking a two-run double in the Rangers' six-run fifth inning. Choice has that kind of power and ability, but strikeouts and inconsistency have hurt him. The 24-year-old is hitting .182/.250/.320 on the year. He left Sunday's game with a strained left hamstring and could be in danger of an early shutdown.
Sep 14 - 7:38 PM

Colby Lewis limited the Braves to one run over seven innings in a win Sunday.

Lewis scattered five hits, with Ryan Doumit's solo homer counting as the only run against him. The start was the first time he's allowed fewer than three runs since a complete game shutout on August 5. The win moved him to 10-13, the first time he's reached double-digit wins since 2011 and just the fourth time he's done it in his career. Lewis will look for his 11th win Saturday at the Angels.
Sep 14 - 7:34 PM

Michael Choice left Sunday's game against the Braves with a strained left hamstring.

Choice will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. Fantasy owners relying on him over the final two weeks may want to look elsewhere.
Sep 14 - 6:04 PM

Miles Mikolas (shoulder) experienced renewed discomfort the last time he played catch and is unlikely to return before the end of the 2014 season.

With the Rangers long out of contention, there is no reason to push him and risk further injury. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a 6.44 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 38/18 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings (10 starts) on the season.
Sep 14 - 5:06 PM

Making his first major league start, Lisalverto Bonilla yielded two runs over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.

The win was his first in the big leagues. Bonilla was a little shaky, allowing four hits and four walks while throwing 43 out of 78 pitches for strikes, but he managed to avoid any major damage outside of the third inning. He struck out four. The 24-year-old made the start in place of Scott Baker (triceps) and could get another look after today.
Sep 13 - 3:57 PM

Neal Cotts pitched a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Braves for his first save of the season.

Cotts struck out one batter in the inning and worked around a one-out single from Christian Bethancourt to lock down the one-run victory. Neftali Feliz had pitched the previous two days, so Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar likely wanted to give him a breather.
Sep 13 - 3:56 PM

Rougned Odor delivered a two-run double Saturday against the Braves.

It was the big blow in a three-run sixth inning against Julio Teheran. Interestingly, Odor has batted third in four out of his last six games. Of course, that's mostly a matter of a lack of talent in Texas' lineup right now than anything else.
Sep 13 - 3:55 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers on Saturday against the Braves.

Scott Baker was scratched from his scheduled start, so the 24-year-old right-hander will make his first career start. He posted a 4.10 ERA and 92/25 K/BB ratio over 74 2/4 innings at Triple-A Round Rock this season, but should be avoided for mixed league purposes.
Sep 13 - 12:45 AM

Robinson Chirinos delivered a game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Braves.

Chirinos has been platooning with Tomas Telis behind the plate in recent weeks, but made the most of his chances in this one. He also drew a walk in the contest, raising his season slash to .233/.285/.407.
Sep 13 - 12:10 AM

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