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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Choo led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot, his fourth of the year. Reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated, as the 32-year-old is now hitting .333 (17-for-51) with eight doubles and three homers in May. After collecting just five hits in April, Choo now has a 12-game hitting streak that began with the turn of the calendar.
May 13 - 12:26 AM

Shin-Soo Choo hit a double in Sunday's loss to the A's.

Choo was embroiled in a brutal 0-for-20 streak during late April, but suddenly, he's working on a baby hitting streak, as Sunday's double gave him a hit in every game of the weekend series against the A's to raise his slash-line to .141/.273/.297. He finished the game 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. If you happen to own Choo, you're in a tough spot, as his value is so low that you're not likely to get much more than a bag of electronic peanuts for him in trade. You might just have to hold tight and hope that he starts to gradually piece things together.
May 3 - 7:53 PM

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

Choo is hitless in his last 20 at-bats and has the lowest average in the majors at .096. Jake Smolinski is in right field in his place. "This is not easy," Choo said Tuesday. "But I will look back and it’s 50 at-bats. I’ve had other bad 50 at-bat stretches in my career. I still believe in whom I am. I’m not doing well and that’s the tough part because I’m not helping the team when the team needs me. I will get through it."
Apr 28 - 6:13 PM

Shin-Soo Choo's offensive woes continued in Monday's loss to the Mariners, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Choo entered the game hitless since April 19, carrying a paltry .459 OPS. The outfielder whiffed once against starter Taijuan Walker, then whiffed again to stunt a comeback effort in the ninth inning against closer Fernando Rodney. Choo has been bothered by a back issue, which might explain his issues at the plate.
Apr 27 - 11:53 PM

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

Choo played the last two days after returning from a back ailment, but the Rangers will rest him Wednesday in an afternoon game versus a left-hander. Robinson Chirinos is also getting a breather, as the Rangers are going with Jake Smolinski in right field and Carlos Coroporan behind the plate. Delino DeShields is starting in left field and is hitting leadoff.

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

Choo missed a couple games after exiting Friday's game with back spasms, but he's obviously feeling well enough to get back out there today. The veteran outfielder is hitting .214/.313/.500 with one homer in the early going this season.
Apr 13 - 4:41 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (back) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

He's now sat out two straight contests after exiting Friday's game with back spasms. Choo remains day-to-day and is being replaced in right field by Jake Smolinski. Also sitting for the Rangers on Sunday are Mitch Moreland and Robinson Chirinos.

Shin-Soo Choo had to leave Friday's game against the Astros due to back spasms.

Choo dealt with a sore triceps for the last couple weeks of spring training, but isn't apparently a back problem here. The Rangers are calling him day-to-day for the time being. Jake Smolinski took Choo's spot in right field Friday.
Apr 10 - 4:57 PM

Shin-Soo Choo exited Friday's game versus the Astros with an apparent injury.

The Rangers just can't catch a break right now. It's unclear how Choo was hurt, as he was replaced in right field by Jake Smolinski after the second inning. He dealt with a sore triceps for the last couple weeks of spring training, so it's reasonable to assume he may have aggravated that ailment. The Rangers should provide more on his status soon.
Apr 10 - 4:41 PM

Shin-Soo Choo belted one of four Rangers home runs and drove home three on Thursday, leading the offensive onslaught in a 10-1 victory over the Athletics.

The Rangers jumped on A’s starter Kendall Graveman early and often in this one, pushing eight runs across in the first four innings, with Choo’s three-run blast the exclamation point that chased the young right-hander from the game. Mitch Moreland, Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor also left the yard. Choo finished the day 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs.
Apr 9 - 6:12 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) went 2-for-2 in Saturday's game against the Mets.

Both hits were singles, the first on a bunt. Given that Choo's been working through some slight triceps soreness this spring, it's a good sign that he's showing friskiness as Opening Day nears. Injuries limited the slugger to 123 games in 2014. While he's recorded just nine hits in 41 at-bats during Spring Training, the numbers matter less than the hitter's health. He's a possible bounce-back candidate this season.
Apr 4 - 5:14 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) will hit in the batting cage Sunday.

After it was initially reported that Choo would not have any tests done, the Rangers had an MRI taken of his fatigued muscle after all. The results showed "nothing remarkable," the club reported, so it doesn't appear to be any long-term issue. Choo should be back on the field in the coming days.
Mar 22 - 12:22 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Adam Rosales
2Tommy Field
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Phil Klein
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Nick Tepesch
10Lisalverto Bonilla