Shin-Soo Choo has a broken forearm and is likely done for the season

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Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was hit on the left forearm with a Ross Detwiler pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning of Monday night’s game against the Athletics. He was immediately removed from the game and underwent X-rays, which revealed a fractured left forearm, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports. Choo is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season.

2016 has been a nightmare for Choo. This will be his fourth stint on the disabled list this season:

  • April 9 through May 19: Strained right calf
  • May 21 through June 12: Strained left hamstring
  • July 20 through August 3: Lower back inflammation
  • August 16 – ?: Fractured left forearm

Choo, who went 0-for-2 before exiting, entered Monday’s action batting .250/.369/.421 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 195 plate appearances on the season. He’s under contract through 2020, earning $20 million in each of the next two seasons followed by $21 million in 2019 and ’20.

While Choo’s absence will hurt the playoff-hopeful Rangers, the club did acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy and OF/DH Carlos Beltran at the trade deadline to buoy the offense. Jurickson Profar could see additional playing time in the outfield with Choo out of action.