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Yu Darvish and Shin Soo Choo Shut Down for Season

The MLB-worst Texas Rangers (51-79) have decided to shut down two of their high-profile players for the remainder of the year, while the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals could have some contributors coming back from injury soon.

Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish was placed on the 15-day disabled list back on August 13 due to inflammation in his pitching elbow and was expected to only miss his next two starts. Given the Rangers positioning in the MLB standings, there’s no need to rush the three-time All-Star back into action because he’s not needed to help the team. Although no official announcement has been made, it’s expected that general manager Jon Danielswill keep Darvish out of action for the rest of the 2014 season.

But there is one Ranger who will definitely not see the field for the rest of the year, and that’s outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Texas invested heavily in the former longtime Cleveland Indian this offseason and signed him to a seven-year, $130 million contract. On top of a disappointing season, Choo will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow, effectively ending the year for him. He was batting just .242 through 123 games in 2014.

via MLB Injury Report: Darvish and Choo Shut Down for Season; Hosmer, Molina and Wacha to Return Soon : Sports : Headlines & Global News.

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