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    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Texas Rangers gets a hit in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees on July 21, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    Once again, it seems the Texas Rangers just can't catch a break in terms of injuries. And unlike last year, they aren't even waiting for the season to at least begin.

    Of course, Yu Darvish's Tommy John surgery was the granddaddy of them all, but there have been several other scares come up. The most recent was with right fielder Shin-Soo Choo, who succumbed to an ankle injury last year and faded severely after his hot start to the season before eventually being shut down for the year in August.

    Choo was shut down from throwing after suffering from triceps fatigue/soreness — pretty much the same issue that was facing Darvish before it was determined he needed elbow surgery. The Rangers, nor Choo, seem concerned about the right fielder and on-base machine's arm but have decided to give him a break from throwing. He'll likely serve as the club's designated hitter early this week but could return to outfield duty later this week.

    Choo told The Dallas Morning News he threw too much early in the spring because he felt "too good," so hopefully for the Rangers' sake, this is truly nothing more than a little fatigue.