Choice strains left hamstring, will undergo MRI

Choice strains left hamstring, will undergo MRI

ARLINGTON -- Rangers right fielder Michael Choice was carried off the field by an athletic trainer and manager Tim Bogar after the rookie pulled up lame with a strained left hamstring on his way to second base on his two-run double in the fifth inning Sunday.

Choice is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday and, if the injury is serious, could be done for the season with only 13 games left.

Choice grabbed the back of his left leg a little more than halfway to second and limped to the bag. He was quickly removed from the game in favor of pinch-runner Daniel Robertson, who remained in right field.

Choice is hitting just .182 in 86 games this season, but was having one of his best days at the plate all season before he was injured. He was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, the second-most of his career.

Choice, 24, attended high school at nearby Mansfield Timberview and played for UT-Arlington just down the road from Globe Life Park. He was acquired from Oakland in the offseason in a trade for outfielder Craig Gentry.

Dave Sessions is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.