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Shin-Soo Choo | Designated Hitter | #17

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.
Choo might as well have been an offensive star for the Rangers, as his crew fell by a final score of 1-0 and did not have an extra-base hit on the afternoon. The veteran outfielder is in the midst of a renaissance campaign, slashing .290/.400/.496 with 17 home runs, 42 RBI and a trio of steals in 89 games. He's collected hits in eight of his last 10 games, with four multi-hit showings in that space. Jul 14 - 10:25 PM

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Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Red Sox.

Choo extended his franchise-record on-base streak to 48 games on Tuesday, but he'll sit Wednesday with the Red Sox throwing left-hander Chris Sale. Choo is 2-for-26 in his career against Sale. Adrian Beltre will take a turn at DH with Jurickson Profar manning third base.
Jul 11 - 3:22 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Choo got a breather on Monday, but he'll try to extend his club record on-base streak to 48 games on Tuesday. He'll hit leadoff against Hector Velazquez in his return. Ronald Guzman and Joey Gallo are also back in the lineup. Daily Slant: With a day of rest under his belt and a nice matchup today in great hitting conditions, Choo is a great target in DFS today. In hot and humid Boston, Choo should pay off his pretty high price tag on most sites and add on to his 20 hits in his last 53 AB's.
Jul 10 - 3:53 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is not in Monday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Choo will get a breather after setting the club record by reaching base in 47 straight games. Adrian Beltre will serve as the designated hitter Monday, with Isiah Kiner-Falefa playing third base.
Jul 9 - 2:52 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Choo is now up to 20 doubles on the season. The veteran outfielder has picked up multiple hits in four consecutive contests and has been one of several aged wonders (along with the likes of Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis) to stumble upon the fountain of youth this season. For his part, Choo is slashing .294/.402/.509 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI across 85 games played. To put this in context, he hit .261/.357/.423 with 22 home runs and 78 RBI for the entirety of the 2017 campaign.
Jul 7 - 9:15 PM

Shin-Shoo Choo blasted a leadoff home run on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Rangers to victory over the Tigers.

Choo tagged Tigers' starter Jordan Zimmermann for a solo blast to start the Rangers off right on Friday, but that would wind up being the extent of their offense in the contest. Choo also singled in the ballgame, tallying two of his club's five total hits in the game. With his 2-for-4 effort, he's now hitting .291/.401/.503 with 17 long balls and 42 RBI.
Jul 6 - 9:34 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 and belted a solo home run during Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

He homered off Astros ace Gerrit Cole in the third inning. It's been a strong first half of the season for the aging outfielder, who is now rocking a .289/.399/.494 slash line with 17 home runs, 41 RBI and 51 runs scored in 83 games. He's reached base safely in 44 consecutive games.
Jul 5 - 12:25 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with two walks Tuesday against the Astros.

In the fifth year of his seven-year pact, Choo is finally get on base at the 40-percent clip the Rangers were hoping for when they gave him $130 million. Their desire now is that his success will make some team want to trade for him this month. They'd have to eat some salary to make that happen, though.
Jul 3 - 11:43 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (quadriceps) returned to the top of the lineup for the Rangers on Sunday, but he was hitless in four at-bats to snap his 12-game hitting streak.

Choo flied out to center in the first, lined out to center in the third, struck out looking in the fourth and lined out to center in the sixth. His 41-game on-base streak was in peril, but he was able to draw a walk against Pale Hose reliever Xavier Cedeno to extend his streak to 42 games. The streak is the third-longest in club history, and longest since 1995.
Jul 1 - 9:06 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is nursing a minor right quad strain.

Choo will be mostly limited to designated hitter duties for a few weeks, but he's in the lineup Sunday. Adrian Beltre and Robinson Chirinos are not in the Rangers' lineup, as Jurickson Profar is at third base and Isiah Kiner-Falefa is catching.

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Monday's 7-4 victory against the Padres to extend his career-best on-base streak to 38 games.

Choo posted the tiebreaking RBI in a five-run sixth inning. His on-base streak is the fifth-longest in club history. For streaks within a single season with no wraparound, Julio Franco's 46-game on-base streak is the longest for the franchise. He'll look to keep it going on Tuesday night against Padres LHP Tyson Ross.
Jun 26 - 12:55 AM

Shin-Soo Choo finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk, two runs scored and three RBI in Friday's 8-1 win at Minnesota.

Choo has hit safely in six straight, going 9-for-24 (.375) with a double, two homers and five RBI during the impressive span, raising his average from .271 to .280 since June 15. Choo was able to extend his on-base streak to 35 consecutive games with the two-run shot in the fifth inning off of reliever Fernando Romero.
Jun 23 - 1:36 AM

Shin-Soo Choo homered, doubled and walked three times to lead the Rangers to a 6-3 win over the Royals on Monday

If only Choo could always face the Royals; he has three homers and he's reached base 15 times in five games against the club this season. While there's been a fair amount of talk about Nick Markakis finally making it to his first All-Star Game this year, Choo is another guy who has had a fine career and might be in line to go for the first time. Choo stands at 32.6 rWAR in a career that began in 2005. Markakis is at 32.2 rWAR since 2006.
Jun 19 - 12:08 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-3 with three walks in Wednesday's 3-2 road loss against the Dodgers.

Choo extended the longest active on-base streak in the majors to 28 games. His discerning eye at the plate has really aided in keeping the streak alive, as he has drawn 29 free passes across the past 25 outings. Since flipping the calendar from May to June he is hitting .349 (15-for-43) to raise his average from .259 to .274.
Jun 14 - 2:32 AM

Shin-Soo Choo finished Tuesday's road loss against the Dodgers with a pair of singles, a solo home run and two runs scored across five at-bats.

Choo extended the longest active on-base streak in the majors to 27 games. The last time he failed to appears on the base paths was when he struck out three times and took the collar back on May 12 in Houston. He'll look to keep the streak alive in Wednesday's series finale against the Rangers.
Jun 13 - 4:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
LF1Joey Gallo
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
3Austin Jackson
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Austin Bibens-Dirkx
8Yovani Gallardo
9Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Cory Gearrin
5Jake Diekman
6Tony Barnette
7Jose Leclerc
8Chris Martin
9Ricardo Rodriguez
10Ronald Herrera