Shin-Soo Choo, Josh Hamilton Update
By Kenneth Nash
With Josh Hamilton finally making his rehab starts with Double-A Frisco, outfielder Shin-Soo Choo hopes to follow that path soon.
Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo who’s suffering from a strained calf, had an MRI on Friday showed that his calf is 80% healed according to Stefan Stevenson of the Star Telegram. Choo hopes to make his medical rehab assignment start in the next 10 days. If all goes well, Choo could be back in the Rangers lineup by the end of May. Choo says he doesn’t have any problems with his calf and feels right on track with is recovery.
Shin-Soo Choo will be returning to the Texas Rangers roster that is jam-packed with outfielders including his replacement, Nomar Mazara, who has been arguably the best player in the lineup since his arrival. When Choo went down with injury, he was hitting .188 in the 5 games he had played in. However, he did have a .409 on-base percentage having walked 4 times in 16 at-bats.
Josh Hamilton made his first rehab game appearance for Double-A Frisco at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Hamilton went 0 for 2 flying out to right field in his first at-bat and then reaching on an error by the shortstop in the third. Hamilton, who is coming off of left knee surgery, hopes to return the Texas Rangers roster by mid-May if all goes well.
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