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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 smacked his third home run of the season in a losing cause on Friday.
He finished the game 2-for-5 with one strikeout. Choo has missed all but 16 games this year to injury and has only recently returned to form. Today's game lifted his OPS from .760 to .840 in one day. Choo is especially valuable in on-base percentage leagues. Jun 25 - 12:06 AM

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Shin-Soo Choo homered, walked and scored a second run from the leadoff spot Wednesday against the Reds.

Jurickson Profar was doing a great job in the leadoff spot in Choo's absence, but the Rangers went right back to the veteran when he returned from a strained hamstring last week. Choo is hitting just .220, but with 13 walks in 15 games, his OBP stands at .400.
Jun 22 - 11:43 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is getting the day off Thursday.

Choo had played three games in a row since coming off the disabled list Monday. Ryan Rua is in left field, Nomar Mazara is in right, and Ian Desmond is in center Thursday afternoon against the Athletics.
Jun 16 - 2:16 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 14-5 loss to the A's.

Entering Monday's game, calf and hamstring injuries had limited Choo to just six games played this season. After being activated from the disabled list prior to the contest, he made his presence felt in his return to action, swatting his first homer of the season with one out in the fifth inning. A year ago, the veteran outfielder hit .276/.375/.463 with 32 doubles, 22 homers and 82 RBI over 555 at-bats. He has fantasy potential with the bat -- it is just a matter of whether he can stay on the field.
Jun 14 - 2:01 AM

Rangers activated OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list.

Choo will bat leadoff and start in right field in his return to the Rangers on Monday versus the Athletics. The veteran outfielder made it just three innings before landing right back on the disabled list last month, so he'll hope for better luck this time around.
Jun 13 - 7:41 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring) is back with the Rangers, but the team has yet to make a decision about whether to activate him for Monday's game.

Choo, who is making his way back from a hamstring strain, batted .391 (9-for-23) with one double and three walks during his minor league rehab assignment. Nothing is official yet, but the Rangers could be trying to get a sense of Adrian Beltre's hamstring strain before making a roster move.
Jun 13 - 6:44 PM

The Rangers are expected to activate Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring) from the disabled list Monday against the Athletics.

That's assuming all goes well in his final rehab game Saturday with Double-A Frisco. Choo was placed on the disabled list last month after re-injuring his hamstring three innings into his first game back. He's hit .350 with one RBI in six rehab games between Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. Nomar Mazara will go back to playing left field upon Choo's return, with Ryan Rua likely losing starts.
Jun 11 - 8:47 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment on Friday with Double-A Frisco.

The initial plan was for him to play in extended spring training first, but his flight to Arizona was canceled. He'll serve as Frisco's designated hitter Friday and Sunday, head to Triple-A Round Rock to play the outfield Monday and then go back to Frisco Wednesday. If all goes well, Choo will be activated late next week.
Jun 3 - 3:46 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring) will head to Arizona on Thursday to begin playing in extended spring training games.

He'll be limited to DH duties at first. Choo was placed on the disabled list May 23, retroactive to May 21, with a left hamstring strain. If all goes well, he could be back with the Rangers late next week.
Jun 1 - 2:30 PM

Rangers placed OF Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a strained left hamstring.

Choo was activated from the disabled list Friday after missing more than a month with a calf strain, but his return lasted just three innings before he had to exit with a hamstring injury. Now he'll be out at least another two weeks. The Rangers have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, but Delino DeShields is expected to be on his way back.
May 23 - 4:17 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring) will be out at least through Sunday.

Choo returned from the disabled list Friday night but was lifted in the third inning because of hamstring soreness. He reported some improvement Saturday but not enough to play in Sunday's series finale. The Rangers may be forced to make a roster move if Choo doesn't improve quickly, particularly with an eight-game suspension looming for Rougned Odor.
May 21 - 9:17 PM

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

Choo indicated Saturday that his hamstring has improved, but that he's still dealing with tightness. It doesn't sound as though he'll be heading back to the disabled list, but may need another game or two before he's ready to return.
May 21 - 3:09 PM

Shin-Soo Choo was removed from Friday's game against the Astros in the third inning with a tight left hamstring.

Choo was just activated from the disabled list on Friday after missing six weeks of action with a strained calf. It sounds as though the hamstring ailment is just general soreness, but the Rangers should have an update on his status after Friday's game.
May 20 - 9:07 PM

Rangers activated OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list.

Choo missed six weeks of action with a strained calf but showed he was ready by batting .375/.444/.875 with a home run over two rehab contests. He'll return to his regular right field job, at least against right-handers, pushing Nomar Mazara to left.
May 20 - 1:42 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (calf) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk for Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

That comes after he homered in his rehab debut Sunday. "I talked to him on the phone today and he was very upbeat with his progress," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "Let's get him through tomorrow and see where he's at." If all continues to go smoothly, Choo could be activated from the disabled list Friday.
May 17 - 10:34 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Cesar Ramos