Choo to have surgery to repair forearm

Rangers outfielder out for season after being hit by pitch

Choo to have surgery to repair forearm

ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday to have a plate inserted into his left forearm near the wrist. Choo suffered a fractured forearm when he was hit by a pitch during Monday's game against the Athletics.

Choo is expected to miss the remainder of the season, although the Rangers have not set a timetable. Catcher Robinson Chirinos had a similar surgery in April and missed two months. The surgery will be performed by Dallas hand specialist Dr. Tom DiLiberti.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.