Fantasy Baseball: Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo out with ankle injury; other news

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Perhaps no team in baseball since spring training began has had to deal with the injury bug in the fashion that the Texas Rangers have this season.

When it rains it pours and the Rangers are still dealing with injury concerns, this time to leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo.

Apr 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo (17) bats during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

However there is some good news as it pertains to Choo’s injured ankle.

Choo is dealing with a sprained left ankle but is not going on the disabled list just yet. The Rangers, relieved that Choo is not dealing with a more serious high ankle sprain, are going to give him three days off and re-evaluate on Friday.

He left Monday’s game with a sprained ankle after trying to beat out an infield single in the top of the seventh inning.

Get him out of your lineups and monitor the situation.

The big free agent acquisition is hitting .314 with a pair of homers, seven RBI and one steal in his first season in Texas.

The Rangers already have 10 players on a disabled list.

In other injury news:

Coco Crisp, Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland A’s

Both Crisp and Cespedes were back in the Oakland lineup on Tuesday. Crisp led off and started in center field after injuring his right ribs while diving for a fly ball on Monday, while Cespedes batted fifth and played left, two days after aggravating his bruised right heel.

Crisp went 1-for-4 and Cespedes went 1-for-3 as both players drove in a run in Oakland’s 5-4 loss to the Rangers in which the A’s blew yet another ninth inning lead.

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