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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Shin-Soo Choo ripped his first homer as a Ranger in Thursday's win over the Mariners.
Choo's solo blast off of Erasmo Ramirez in the second inning extended the Rangers' lead to 4-0 at the time, and the outfielder later added an infield single in his final at-bat of the day. Though he has just the one dinger and four RBI so far, Choo is sporting a nice .293/.417/.414 batting line. Apr 17 - 6:56 PM

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Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-3 and walked three times in Friday's extra-inning win over the Astros.

Choo also swiped his first base of the season in the ballgame. He's been a force atop the Rangers lineup in the early part of the season, slashing .353/.500/.471 in his first 10 contests.
Apr 12 - 12:26 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3, singling twice, walking, and scoring two runs against the Phillies on Tuesday.

Choo didn't look so good during the spring, but the more important data is found in the six seasons he's played since becoming a full-time player in 2008. In the first year of a $130 million contract with the Rangers, Choo should be expected to get on base with high frequency, steal 20-plus bases, and hit 20-plus homers.
Apr 1 - 11:36 PM

Shin-Soo Choo enjoyed his first multi-hit game this spring, going 2-for-4 with a double as the Rangers defeated the Indians 5-0 on Tuesday.

Choo has been having a tough spring after signing a seven-year, $130 million contract with the Rangers over the off-season. He brought his average up to .173 with the effort.
Mar 25 - 6:39 PM

Shin-Soo Choo's spring struggles continued, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Rangers' 9-3 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

Choo entered the game with a .156/.263/.313 spring slash line in 32 at-bats, and an 0-for-4 afternoon certainly won't help matters. He has recently been bothered by soreness in his left elbow, which could explain the poor performance. The Rangers hope their $130 million man can figure things out with less than two weeks to go until the regular season.
Mar 18 - 7:01 PM

Shin-Soo Choo launched a solo homer and drew a pair of walks versus the Giants Thursday.

He took Ryan Vogelsong deep with an opposite-field shot in the third inning. Soreness in Choo's left elbow is limiting him to DH duty for the time being, but there's clearly nothing wrong with his bat. He should return to playing the field before long.
Mar 13 - 11:55 PM

Shin-Soo Choo received an injection of anti-inflammatory medication Thursday due to lingering soreness in his left elbow.

Choo first felt the soreness a week ago and aggravated the elbow on a throw Wednesday. He played in Thursday's game but was in the designated hitter spot. "This happens every spring training," he said. "It’s the same problem, the same pain. Normally, it takes about 10 days, I take medicine. I DH. I get treatment. It makes it better." Choo added that he would be playing if it were the regular season, and he's back in the lineup Thursday in the DH slot.
Mar 13 - 8:28 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) returned to the lineup on Wednesday.

He's playing left field and batting leadoff against the Angels. The Rangers' $130 million import has been resting since Sunday due to mild soreness in his left triceps.
Mar 12 - 12:43 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) expects to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

He says that it's only typical soreness than one experiences every spring. The Rangers' $130 million investment should be fine.
Mar 11 - 12:06 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) is back in the Rangers' starting lineup for Monday's Cactus League game.

Choo was given the day off Sunday due to some mild soreness in his left triceps. It was never a major concern for the Rangers' new $130 million outfielder.
Mar 3 - 9:41 AM

Shin-Soo Choo is getting the day off Sunday due to some soreness in his left triceps.

Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine described the ailment as "spring training arm" and is listing Choo as day-to-day. "It's probably more muscular than anything, but we're going to give him a day or two to let it calm down," Levine said.
Mar 2 - 11:04 AM

Rangers signed OF Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract.

Anthony Andro of has reported that Choo passed his physical Thursday, making the deal official. The 31-year-old outfielder reportedly turned down a $140 million offer from the Yankees earlier in the offseason, but with no state income taxes in Texas, his contract with the Rangers is actually worth more. Choo will play left field and bat leadoff for the Rangers in 2014, so his fantasy value should remain very strong.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:49:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Rangers shifted $5 million of Shin-Soo Choo's deal from 2014 to the 2016 and 2017 seasons, providing them with additional payroll flexibility for the upcoming season.

The Rangers appear to be out on Masahiro Tanaka should he be posted, and are no longer interested in bringing back Nelson Cruz. They are rumored to be seeking another arm to provide depth in the rotation, another piece in the bullpen and a bench bat to provide right-handed power.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Rangers have agreed to a seven-year, $130 million contract with Shin-Soo Choo.

The 31-year-old outfielder reportedly turned down a $140 million offer from the Yankees earlier in the offseason, and was said to be looking for a contract comparable to Jacoby Ellsbury. While it's a very large contract that will pay an aging outfielder into his late thirties, Choo certainly makes the Rangers a better team for the next couple of seasons and will fit beautifully atop the lineup and in left field.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:39:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a seven-year deal with the Rangers.

Terms of the contract have not yet been disclosed yet, but Choo had been seeking a deal similar to Jacoby Ellsbury's $148 million pact with the Yankees. It's a tremendous get for the Rangers who have upgraded their offense in a significant way this winter. Choo will likely hit atop the revamped Rangers lineup, where he'll be a very valuable fantasy contributor again in 2014.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:16:00 PM

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