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Rangers place Shin-Soo Choo and Prince Fielder on the disabled list

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The Rangers’ John Blake announced on Wednesday that the club placed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and DH Prince Fielder on the disabled list.

Fielder, 32, is experiencing more neck discomfort. He underwent spinal fusion surgery in 2014 to repair a herniated disk in his neck. He told manager Jeff Banister he was experiencing similar symptoms to those he had prior to the surgery. Fielder will visit Dr. Drew Dossett, who performed the 2014 procedure, on Friday.

Choo, 34, is suffering from inflammation in his lower back. He started on Tuesday for the first time since July 10, the end of the first half, but went 0-for-5. Choo missed over a month between April 8 and May 20 with a strained calf, then strained his hamstring in his first game back on May 20 and wouldn’t return until June 13. Needless to say, it’s been a tough year for the veteran.

The Rangers called up Hanser Alberto and Delino DeShields from Triple-A Round Rock.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of five people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. The pilot, a teammate of Gianna’s, and the teammate’s parent were also killed in the tragic accident.

Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.