Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo could be used as a pinch hitter in Sunday’s game with the Astros, he said.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister also confirmed that Choo, who has left Friday’s game early with back spasms, is feeling better and could be used, if necessary, off the bench.
Choo didn’t play Saturday while getting treatment. His swing is not diminished by the back pain, he said. He played catch Sunday morning and still had some pain when he airs it out.
Choo said much of the pain has subsided since Friday. He left the game when it became painful to take deep breaths and to even stand up.
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