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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder | #17

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Rangers topped the Astros 8-2 on Thursday.

Choo has seven hits the last two days and 25 in 16 games this month. He's gone from hitting .222 in the first half to .340 in the second half. Three months ago, there was an argument for Choo's contract being the worst in baseball. It's still far from ideal -- he'll be making $21 million in 2020 -- but he's been quite an asset lately.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:44:00 PM

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

Choo had to leave Sunday's contest early with a stiff neck, but he's fine. The veteran outfielder is hitting .326/.443/.547 in the second half.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo was forced to leave Sunday's game due to neck stiffness.

The Rangers are calling his exit precautionary and are listing him as day-to-day. Look for him to return to the lineup early in the week.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 06:51:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the Athletics.

Choo's strong start to September continues. He's hitting .371 (13-for-35) with one home run, two doubles, one triple, and six RBI through 10 games. He has also drawn eight walks.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:10:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-3 with two walks and a three-run home run as the Rangers topped the Mariners on Tuesday.

Choo pushed the Rangers' lead to 4-0, belting a three-run shot in the third inning. The outfielder has been a much better hitter in the second half, bringing his triple-slash line up to .254/.353/.437 with 17 home runs and 64 RBI on the year.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 01:36:00 AM

Shin-Soo Choo clubbed his 16th home run of the season as the Rangers topped the Orioles 4-1 on Thursday.

Choo got the Rangers on the board with his solo shot off O's starter Kevin Gausman in the fourth inning. He would later plate another run on a fielder's choice in the fifth inning. With the 1-for-4 effort, Choo is now hitting .248/.343/.428 with 16 long balls and 58 RBI.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 11:21:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 12:04:00 AM

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.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 11:25:00 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.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 02:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Chris Gimenez
3Michael McKenry
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Pedro Ciriaco
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Justin Ruggiano
3Joey Gallo
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Delino DeShields
2James Jones
3Jordan Danks
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7A.J. Griffin
8Anthony Ranaudo
9Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Tom Wilhelmsen
3Jake Diekman
4Keone Kela
5Sam Dyson
6Sam Freeman
7Andrew Faulkner
8Alex Claudio
9Tony Barnette
10Luke Jackson
11Ross Ohlendorf
12Tanner Scheppers
13Jose Leclerc
14Cesar Ramos