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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Shin-Soo Choo finished 3-for-5 with two RBI Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Choo isn't just batting .301 this month, but he's walked 17 times and gotten hit by four pitches, giving him a .457 OBP. Unfortunately, he doesn't really run much any longer and he's not racking up RBI, so he's not nearly the fantasy outfielder he used to be. Aug 27 - 12:04 AM

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Shin-Soo Choo finished 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Rangers' 12-4 rout of the Rays on Saturday.

Choo doubled in the first inning and scored the game's opening run moments later when Prince Fielder followed with an RBI double. Choo then drew a walk in the fifth and singled and scored in the Rangers' seven-run sixth. He added a two-run shot to his busy night in the seventh. Choo, 33, is batting .245/.334/.434 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, and 52 runs scored in 102 games this season.
Aug 15 - 11:25 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for the veteran outfielder against opposing southpaw Mike Montgomery. Ryan Strausborger will start in his place in left field and bat second for the Rangers.
Aug 8 - 2:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Yankees.

Choo was hitting eighth tonight despite his recent success. He's batting .387 with nine RBI in nine games since the All-Star break. Still, he's probably not going to get another look at the top of the order unless Delino DeShields Jr. slumps.
Jul 30 - 12:38 AM

Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle Tuesday, finishing 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base as the Rangers skunked the Rockies 9-0.

Choo's night was reminiscent of the player the Rangers thought they were getting when they signed him prior to the 2014 season. The 33-year-old had an RBI double in the second inning, hit a solo homer in the fourth and added an RBI single in the fifth before his climactic ninth-inning triple completed the cycle in his final at-bat. It was a night to remember among a number of nights both Choo and the Rangers would like to forget.
Jul 22 - 1:16 AM

Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers' lineup Monday.

Choo has now started just one game since the All-Star break and figures to continue to be benched when a lefty is on the mound. Josh Hamilton is in right field Monday, while Ryan Rua is in left.
Jul 20 - 5:11 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers could attempt to trade Shin-Soo Choo.

Rosenthal says any deal involving Choo "almost certainly would need to wait until the offseason." The obstacles to dealing the outfielder are obvious, considering he's owed $102 million over the next five seasons and has just a .715 OPS in his one and a half seasons with the Rangers. Rosenthal notes that the Rangers desperately want to balance out their left-heavy lineup.
Jul 6 - 9:03 PM

Shin-Soo Choo homered in his third consecutive game, going 1-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Choo broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with his solo blast off of Wei-Yin Chen. The outfielder may be starting to heat up. He's batting .233/.315/.405 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI.
Jul 1 - 9:31 PM

Shin-Soo Choo homered in Tuesday's victory against the Orioles, finishing 1-for-4 with a walk.

Choo hit the second of two fifth-inning solo home runs against Miguel Gonzalez. The outfielder has homered in consecutive games, giving him 10 on the season with 34 RBI and a .232/.315/.395 batting line.
Jun 30 - 9:58 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Rangers skated to a win Monday against the Orioles.

Choo's solo shot in the fifth inning off of Bud Norris was just piling on at that point, as it made it a 5-0 game. The three-hit effort marked his first multi-hit game since June 13. He'd hit .122 (6-for-49) in 12 games since. The Rangers hope Choo can find some momentum, as he's hitting a meager .232/.314/.386 with nine home runs and 33 RBI on the year.
Jun 29 - 10:26 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (back) is in the Rangers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the A's.

Choo missed a couple of games with back spasms. He is playing right field and batting second on Thursday. Rougned Odor is leading off and starting at second base.
Jun 25 - 11:41 AM

Shin-Soo Choo (back) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup Wednesday night against the A's.

Choo remains day-to-day with back spasms. Ryan Rua will start in right field and bat second versus A's right-hander Kendall Graveman. Joey Gallo is in left field.
Jun 24 - 4:13 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is not in Tuesday's lineup due to back spasms.

Choo also missed a couple games back in April with back spasms. He should be considered day-to-day. Ryan Rua is in right field in his place Tuesday.
Jun 23 - 6:45 PM

Shin-Soo Choo singled in Leonys Martin in the bottom of the 11th to give the Rangers a 2-1 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

The Rangers won despite committing four errors, as the pitchers picked up the defense. Choo's game-winner was his only hit tonight, but he did walk twice. He's 5-for-11 with a homer in June, even though he's playing with an injured left pinkie finger.
Jun 5 - 12:12 AM

Shin-Soo Choo has been playing with a sprained left pinkie finger.

Choo told reporters he injured the pinkie in the team's first day in Cleveland over a week ago, and Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said the outfielder chose to play through the injury rather than have a pin inserted. He would miss a month if he had the procedure. If the injury happened recently he hasn't shown it, as he hit .295/.356/.533 in May and went 3-for-5 with a homer on Tuesday.
Jun 3 - 6:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Will Venable
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Strausborger
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Derek Holland
3Martin Perez
4Yovani Gallardo
5Colby Lewis
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Jake Diekman
4Nick Martinez
5Sam Freeman
6Sam Dyson
7Anthony Bass
8Nick Tepesch
9Lisalverto Bonilla