Choo uncertainty leaves roster move pending

Choo uncertainty leaves roster move pending

SEATTLE -- The Rangers will have to make a roster move before Sunday's game to make room for Matt Harrison. It may be time to decide if Shin-Soo Choo needs to go on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

"We've discussed some things but I don't have any specifics," Rangers manager Ron Washington said Saturday.

Choo hasn't played since Monday in Oakland. The ankle is getting better, but not to the point where he can be used in a game even as a pinch-hitter. The Rangers used infielder Luis Sardinas to pinch-hit for catcher J.P. Arencibia in the ninth inning on Friday night because Choo was unavailable.

"I just feel bad right now because I can't do anything," Choo said. "It's a little bit frustrating. It's not easy sitting in the dugout."

If the Rangers don't put Choo on the disabled list, they'll likely send down either Sardinas or outfielder Daniel Robertson. But that would leave the Rangers short one player on the bench. The other option would be to send down a pitcher and go with a six-man bullpen but the Rangers are reluctant to do that.

"We want to keep as much pitching as we can," Washington said.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.