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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 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

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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

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's lopsided win over the White Sox.

Choo hit a solo home run off White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija in the fourth inning, his eighth homer of the season. He later added an RBI single to give him 25 RBI on the year. A strong .295/.356/.533 line in May brought Choo's line to .246/.330/.447 on the season.
Jun 2 - 10:55 PM

Shin-Soo Choo had another monster day at the plate on Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Rangers clobbered the Yankees.

Choo also walked and scored three runs on the afternoon. His three-run blast off Esmil Rogers capped a ten-run uprising in the third inning that put the game completely out of reach. After a dreadful month of April (.096/.254/.173) that had some questioning whether Choo still belonged in the big leagues, he has hit .319 (30-for-94) with six homers and 17 RBI in the month of May.
May 23 - 4:17 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a triple and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-8 loss to the Indians.

Choo had a 14-game hitting streak snapped on Friday. He just shrugged and picked up where he'd left off. A blistering May has raised Choo's batting line from .096/.254/.173 (not typos) at the end of April to .248/.333/.488. He's now hit six home runs, driven in 17 and scored 13. If you bought low on Choo back when he was hitting like a Little Leaguer, congrats. If you sold low, for shame, for shame. Patience is a virtue.
May 17 - 12:06 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with a walk in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

After a cold April, Choo's been hitting the cover off the ball in May, with 22 hits (eight doubles, four home runs) across 63 at-bats equaling out to a .349 average for the month. His three singles on Thursday also extended his hitting streak to 14 games and boosted his season batting line to .243/.336/.459, a line that should continue to improve as the 32-year-old outfielder puts a ghastly April behind him.
May 14 - 5:26 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Tomas Telis
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Leonys Martin
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Martin Perez
4Colby Lewis
5Matt Harrison
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Nick Martinez
8Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Tanner Scheppers
4Spencer Patton
5Sam Freeman
6Phil Klein
7Nick Tepesch
8Lisalverto Bonilla