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MIAMI -- Ice bucket mania is sweeping through the Rangers' clubhouse.

Rangers outfielders Leonys Martin, Alex Rios and Shin-Soo Choo were the latest to get doused by ice water on Tuesday in the dugout at Marlins Park. They were challenged by none other than Choo's 9-year-old son, Alan.

"He challenged the Rangers outfielders," Choo said. "I told him I was a DH."

Apparently that doesn't work at a National League Park. They don't use the designated hitter there.

"It was cold, but it was for a good cause," Rios said. "Whatever it takes."

The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral this summer on social media in support of research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The ALS Association announced on Monday that $15.6 million has been raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge. Last year, $1.8 million was raised during the same time period (July 29-Aug. 18).

According to the unofficial rules, once somebody has been doused with ice water, they have the right to challenge others. Once somebody has been challenged, they have 24 hours to accept it or make a donation to charity.

Rios challenged trainer Kevin Harmon, Martin did so with Elvis Andrus and Choo challenged a photographer from Korea.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.

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