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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.
Choo played the last two days after returning from a back ailment, but the Rangers will rest him Wednesday in an afternoon game versus a left-hander. Robinson Chirinos is also getting a breather, as the Rangers are going with Jake Smolinski in right field and Carlos Coroporan behind the plate. Delino DeShields is starting in left field and is hitting leadoff. Apr 15 - 11:25 AM

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Shin-Soo Choo (back) is back in the Rangers' lineup Monday.

Choo missed a couple games after exiting Friday's game with back spasms, but he's obviously feeling well enough to get back out there today. The veteran outfielder is hitting .214/.313/.500 with one homer in the early going this season.
Apr 13 - 4:41 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (back) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

He's now sat out two straight contests after exiting Friday's game with back spasms. Choo remains day-to-day and is being replaced in right field by Jake Smolinski. Also sitting for the Rangers on Sunday are Mitch Moreland and Robinson Chirinos.

Shin-Soo Choo had to leave Friday's game against the Astros due to back spasms.

Choo dealt with a sore triceps for the last couple weeks of spring training, but isn't apparently a back problem here. The Rangers are calling him day-to-day for the time being. Jake Smolinski took Choo's spot in right field Friday.
Apr 10 - 4:57 PM

Shin-Soo Choo exited Friday's game versus the Astros with an apparent injury.

The Rangers just can't catch a break right now. It's unclear how Choo was hurt, as he was replaced in right field by Jake Smolinski after the second inning. He dealt with a sore triceps for the last couple weeks of spring training, so it's reasonable to assume he may have aggravated that ailment. The Rangers should provide more on his status soon.
Apr 10 - 4:41 PM

Shin-Soo Choo belted one of four Rangers home runs and drove home three on Thursday, leading the offensive onslaught in a 10-1 victory over the Athletics.

The Rangers jumped on A’s starter Kendall Graveman early and often in this one, pushing eight runs across in the first four innings, with Choo’s three-run blast the exclamation point that chased the young right-hander from the game. Mitch Moreland, Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor also left the yard. Choo finished the day 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs.
Apr 9 - 6:12 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) went 2-for-2 in Saturday's game against the Mets.

Both hits were singles, the first on a bunt. Given that Choo's been working through some slight triceps soreness this spring, it's a good sign that he's showing friskiness as Opening Day nears. Injuries limited the slugger to 123 games in 2014. While he's recorded just nine hits in 41 at-bats during Spring Training, the numbers matter less than the hitter's health. He's a possible bounce-back candidate this season.
Apr 4 - 5:14 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) will hit in the batting cage Sunday.

After it was initially reported that Choo would not have any tests done, the Rangers had an MRI taken of his fatigued muscle after all. The results showed "nothing remarkable," the club reported, so it doesn't appear to be any long-term issue. Choo should be back on the field in the coming days.
Mar 22 - 12:22 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said Saturday that Shin-Soo Choo is currently dealing with triceps fatigue.

The Rangers aren't worried and do not have an MRI scheduled, noting that the soreness is the result of throwing. He's expected to be back in the Rangers lineup as a designated hitter on Sunday and should return to the outfield at some point next week.
Mar 21 - 11:39 AM

Shin-Soo Choo was sent home on Thursday due to an upper respiratory infection and flu-like symptoms.

He should be fine in a day or two. Choo is also working his way back from elbow and ankle surgeries but is expected to be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 6 - 9:58 AM

Shin-Soo choo (elbow, ankle) is progressing nicely in his rehab and admits to feeling "too good" as spring training nears.

The veteran outfielder is already doing full baseball activities and shouldn't have any limitations when spring training begins. He's looking to bounce back from a forgettable 2014 campaign where he slashed just .242/.340/.374 with 13 homers and 40 RBI in 123 games in his first season as a Ranger.
Jan 10 - 2:24 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (elbow, ankle) said he's currently at about 70-80 percent but hopes to be 100 percent by mid-December.

Choo had surgery in August to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and then had an operation in September to remove torn cartilage and a small bone spur from his left ankle. He was plagued by both ailments for much of the season but is rehabbing five days a week and expects to be ready to roll for the start of spring training.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Rangers activated OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 60-day disabled list.

Choo was shut down in September for surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and later had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. His first season in Texas was a disappointment, but he'll hope to redeem himself in 2015.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo had torn cartilage and a small bone spur removed from his left ankle Wednesday.

Choo should be fully recovered in 6-8 weeks. The 32-year-old already underwent season-ending surgery late last month for bone spurs his left elbow. He'll look to rebound in 2015 from a disappointing first season in Texas where he batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases over 123 games.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his left ankle.

Choo needs the procedure to repair cartilage damage and will be shut down from running for 6-8 weeks. He also had surgery in late August for bone spurs in his left elbow. It was a miserable 2014 for the 32-year-old outfielder, who batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases in 123 games. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract with the Rangers.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jake Smolinski
3Josh Hamilton
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
9Nick Tepesch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Keone Kela
6Roman Mendez
7Lisalverto Bonilla
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Anthony Bass