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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder | #17

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 207
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Shin-Soo Choo (calf) plans to run to first base on Sunday.
He'll also begin taking batting practice early this week. Choo hopes to begin a rehab assignment within the next two weeks, putting him on track for activated by mid-May if all goes well. May 1 - 2:18 PM

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Friday's MRI revealed that Shin-Soo Choo's strained calf is 80 percent healed.

He's hoping to begin a rehab assignment in the next two weeks. That puts him on track to rejoin the Rangers during the third week of May. "I want to be back early, but I have to listen to my body," said Choo. "We still have five months left in the season." Rookie Nomar Mazara has been filling in for Choo at right field.
Apr 30 - 10:42 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (calf) hit front flips and jogged on a treadmill Monday.

It's the first time he's been able to do any form of running since injuring his calf on April 9. While a rehab assignment isn't on the horizon, Choo remains confident he'll return earlier than his original 4-6 week timetable. Rookie Nomar Mazara has done a marvelous job in his absence, hitting .354 with a .411 on base percentage in 13 appearances.
Apr 26 - 9:00 AM

Shin-Soo Choo (calf) believes he can return on the short end of his 4-6 week recovery timetable.

Choo landed on the disabled list April 9 after straining his right calf while running sprints in the outfield at Angel Stadium. He was back with the Rangers on Wednesday and did some light throwing to keep his arm fresh. 20-year-old top prospect Nomar Mazara has been filling in as the Rangers' regular right fielder.
Apr 21 - 9:05 AM

Shin-Soo Choo received a plasma-rich platelet injection in his right calf to help with his recovery process.

Choo landed on the disabled list over the weekend with a right calf strain and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Nomar Mazara was promoted to take his place on the roster and will see regular at-bats in right field for now.
Apr 11 - 5:44 PM

Rangers placed OF Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 9, with a strained right calf.

It's a tough blow for the Rangers, who also lost Robinson Chirinos on Saturday to a broken forearm. The club has called up top prospect Nomar Mazara from Triple-A Round Rock, and he should receive the bulk of the playing time in right field for the foreseeable future.
Apr 10 - 1:09 PM

Shin-Soo Choo was scratched Saturday against the Angels with a strained right calf.

Ryan Rua will take over in right field and bat eighth. Choo injured himself running in the outfield during batting practice. The Rangers are confident he'll avoid the disabled list. Choo is off to a slow start with just three hits in his first 16 at-bats.
Apr 9 - 8:38 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (back) expects to return to Cactus League play on Saturday.

Choo has had some minor back stiffness for a few days, but he hit in the batting cage Thursday and said that he'll be fine. "If it happened in the season it’d be no problem to play," he said. "I’m not worried about it. I know my body more than anybody."
Mar 18 - 12:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is dealing with mild back stiffness.

The Rangers haven't announced their lineup for Thursday's game against Milwaukee but it's safe to say Choo won't be in it. He's had an up-and-down spring with four hits in his first 15 at-bats. Consider Choo day-to-day.
Mar 17 - 3:56 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 and scored a couple runs in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The Rangers tallied 11 hits on the day, but 10 of them were singles. The Jays, meanwhile, picked up four doubles and three home runs. Choo had managed just one hits over his first 13 at-bats in the series.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Angels.

Choo had two of the Rangers' three hits in the game and both of their extra-base knocks. His solo home run came in the fourth inning. At the time, it knotted the score at 1-1, but the Angels would break that tie with an RBI single by Albert Pujols in the top of the ninth inning and the Rangers would be unable to answer in the bottom of the frame. After a sluggish start, Choo has been on fire of later, with four homers, two doubles and 10 RBI in his last 10 games. For the season, he's hitting .276/.374/.466 with 22 homers, 80 RBI and four steals.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

Choo's two-run bomb in the first inning sparked a five-run frame for the Rangers. The outfielder also doubled and scored in the fourth. Somewhat left for dead before the season after a forgettable 2014 campaign, Choo has rebounded to hit .276/.375/.463 with 21 homers, 79 RBI and 89 runs scored in Texas this season.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Shin-Soo Choo swatted his 20th home run of the season, but it wasn't enough for the Rangers to overcome the Astros on Saturday in Houston.

His solo shot off Collin McHugh in the third inning increased the Rangers early lead to 4-1. He also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. With the two-hit effort, the veteran outfielder is now hitting .275/.376/.459 with the aforementioned 20 long balls and 77 RBI.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Shin Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Friday's 6-2 win over the Astros.

The Rangers now lead the Astros by 4 1/2 games in the AL West. Choo helped the cause with an RBI single in the second inning and a two-run homer in the fourth. The 33-year-old has had a huge second half, including a .422 batting average this month.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:48:00 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

The Rangers managed just six hits on the evening, with Choo notching three of 'em. This was his third consecutive game with at least three hits and he's now recorded 10 hits in his last 13 at-bats. Hot! The veteran outfielder is slashing .271/.367/.449 with 18 homers and 69 RBI in what's been a nice bounce-back season after a horrid 2014 campaign.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
4Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Ryan Rua
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ian Desmond
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Delino DeShields
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Nomar Mazara
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers