Shin-Soo Choo adds ankle surgery to elbow surgery

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Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, already out for the season following August surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow, went under the knife again to repair torn cartilage in his ankle.

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Choo’s ankle surgery carries a 6-8 week recovery timetable, so he’ll have plenty of time to get healthy before spring training.

Choo’s ankle apparently bothered him for most of the season, which helps explain why he hit just .242 with 13 homers and a .714 OPS in the first year of a seven-year, $130 million contract.