Choo said before the 13-4 win over the Chicago White Sox that he has been dealing with quad soreness for at least 10 days, and that it had really bothered him the last couple of days.
I dont want to make it worse, Choo said. I dont think its serious.
The outfielder/designated hitter said he had an MRI earlier Saturday to find out for sure what he was feeling in his upper leg.
Choo had a leadoff walk in the first inning of an 11-3 win Friday night to extend his career-best on-base streak and match the longest in the majors this season. He later hit one of the Rangers five home runs for a 12-game hitting streak that is the longest active streak in the majors.
Hes battled with a tight quad and I felt like it was just an opportunity to get him off his legs Authentic Sampo Ranta Jersey , give him a day, manager Jeff Banister said. Hes played through it for a while, so well see how he feels.
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I know I have the streak going on, but my body and staying healthy is more important, Choo said. And winning games is more important than records.
Choos on-base streak is the longest for the Rangers since Otis Nixons 44-gamer in 1995; Julio Franco set the team record by reaching in 46 consecutive games in 1993. Choo matched Philadelphias Odubel Herrera for the longest in the majors this season. Herrera Braden Smith Color Rush Jersey , a former Rangers minor leaguer, reached base in the first 41 games for the Phillies this year.
In his 41-game streak, Choo has reached base 90 times. He has hit .333 (52 of 156) with 38 walks.