Shin-Soo Choo has been one of the seemingly countless Texas Rangers players dealing with injury this spring, as his problematic elbow that seems to bother him every year is making its annual appearance and has kept him out of the lineup some recently.
Choo was back in the lineup on Thursday night as the Rangers' designated hitter after taking an injection in his elbow, and whatever it did seemed to help the Rangers' new leadoff man as he sent a ball over the left field — opposite field — wall to tie the game against the Giants at 1 apiece before the teams eventually played to a 4-4 tie on Thursday night.
“This happens every spring training,” Choo told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s the same problem, the same pain. Normally, it takes about 10 days, I take medicine. I DH. I get treatment. It makes it better.
“This time, I take a shot in my elbow. This year, I don’t know why it’s not better than earlier. I talked to the trainer. I know my body. If this happened during the season, no problem to play. But in spring training, to play makes it worse. There is still a lot of time left here. I’m not worried about it. I just apologize for not playing in the field.”