Texas Rangers are running out of outfielders


Arlington – The end of the season can’t seem to get here quick enough for the Texas Rangers.  Injuries continue to plague the club and it seems like Michael Choice is the latest.

Choice left the game yesterday during the 5th inning due to what appears to be a hamstring injury.  Choice was running to second base when he pulled up a bit and grabbed his left leg in pain.  He made it safely to second, but he had to be helped off the field.  He is scheduled for an MRI today, but early indications are that he’ll miss the remainder of the season.

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The Texas Rangers are already short on outfielders.   Alex Rios has been out of the lineup since September 4 due to an infection in his thumb.  He is still listed as day-to-day and should return soon.

Several of the other Texas Rangers outfielders are not expected to return this season.

The disabled outfield list

  • Jim Adduci – 15 day disabled list (retro to Sept 12).  Possibly return sometime this month.
  • Engel Beltre– He’s been out all season
  • Michael Choice – Listed as day-to-day, MRI scheduled for today.
  • Shin-Soo Choo – Out for the season – Had surgery to remove bone spurs
  • Jake Smolinski – 15-day disabled list – Schedule to run bases starting yesterday
  • Alex Rios – Day-to-day, infection in is thumb could return any time this week

Who’s left in the outfield

With 13 games remaining and considering the Texas Rangers record there isn’t much of a point to rushing anyone back.  They still must put 9 players on the field and strangely enough it is getting harder to do that.   The end of the season just can’t seem to get here soon enough.  The fans and especially the players need a break from it.