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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Shin-Soo Choo is playing in the outfield Monday for the first time since July 9.
Choo's nagging left ankle injury is still an issue, but he plans to play the outfield as much as possible in the second half. "I want to push it in the second half and find out," Choo said. "I don't want to play the second half like I played the first half." Choo also admitted Monday that he should have gone on the DL when he first injured the ankle in late April. "I made a bad decision," Choo said. "I should have had more rest instead of trying to come back as soon as possible." Jul 21 - 7:30 PM

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Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Choo now finds himself in a career-worst 0-for-21 hitless streak. The 32-year-old is batting just .236/.354/.367 over 92 games this season. His ankle injury is a big reason why, but that's hardly what the Rangers were hoping for when they signed him to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the winter.
Jul 19 - 4:48 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is slated to get a day off on Sunday, as manager Ron Washington wants to keep him off of the turf in Toronto.

Choo is serving as the DH for a second consecutive day on Saturday, while Adrian Beltre will act as the designated hitter on Sunday. Choo has struggled with the bat this season, hitting .239/.358/.371 with nine homers and 33 RBI in his 91 games.
Jul 19 - 12:04 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Friday against the Angels.

Choo has struck out three times in back-to-back games and is hitting just .214 (9-for-42) this month. With a .246/.365/.382 batting line over 88 games, the 31-year-old has been one of the game's most disappointing players during the first half.
Jul 11 - 11:29 PM

Shin-Soo Choo homered, drew two walks, and scored two runs Friday against the Mets.

The home run was a leadoff shot against Jon Niese in the first inning. Choo has now homered in back-to-back games, bringing his season total to nine. Interestingly, he has walked six times over his last three games after having none over his previous 13 contests. We're not used to seeing that from Choo. There's no question that he's been a disappointment during the first half, though an issue with his left ankle likely has something to do with it.
Jul 5 - 12:49 AM

Shin-Soo Choo walked and hit a solo home run in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Choo gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning with his eighth homer of the season. It was his first home run since June 21. Choo hasn't shown nearly as much power as the Rangers were expecting when they signed him to a big contract in the off-season. He's slashing .254/.374/.391 with 30 RBI.
Jul 3 - 11:46 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Rangers' win against the Twins on Friday.

Choo has been one of the more disappointing fantasy players this season, so it's nice to see him contributing. The Rangers had lost eight in a row coming into Friday's game and desperately needed a player like Choo to come alive. For the season, he's slashing .251/.372/.388. Nice OBP aside, it's been a far cry from his .285/.423/.462 line of a year ago.
Jun 27 - 11:22 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a bases-clearing double and an RBI single in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

Choo provided all of the run support Yu Darvish would need, emptying the bases with a double in the third inning and padding the lead with a fifth-inning RBI single. The outfielder has been dealing with a sore ankle, as he entered Wednesday's game with just one hit in 37 plate appearances in June. Nevertheless, Choo carries an OBP-heavy .261/.397/.408 slash line in his first season with the Rangers.
Jun 11 - 11:18 PM

Shin-Soo Choo said of his left ankle Tuesday that it "is the best it's felt since I hurt it."

Choo first injured the ankle a month ago and has dealt with nagging soreness ever since, leading to him being used in the DH spot some. The Rangers don't expect him to be at full strength the rest of the season, but it doesn't appear he'll go on the DL. It could, however, potentially be affecting him at the plate and on the bases. Choo entered play Tuesday batting just .247/.371/.392 since the injury and has only one stolen base over 27 games.
Jun 3 - 9:20 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in the Rangers' 5-4 defeat of the Twins on Thursday.

Choo figured to have improved RBI numbers this year now that he's no longer buried behind the pitcher in the Reds lineup, but he entered today with just 15 RBI in 48 games. What didn't help was that five of his six homers had been solo shots and that he had totaled just one plate appearance with the bases loaded (and walked). He finally got his second chance with the sacks jacked today and cleared the bases to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the second. It gave him his first three-RBI game since last Sept. 14.
May 29 - 5:19 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (ankle) is in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

Choo exited Saturday's game with a left ankle injury, which is the same ailment that cost him time earlier this month. The Rangers are using him in the DH spot, but Choo is at least feeling well enough to hit.
May 25 - 9:56 AM

Shin-Soo Choo made an early exit from Saturday's game against the Tigers due to left ankle soreness.

The Rangers are calling it a precautionary move, but Choo sprained the same ankle in April and seems likely to sit out of Sunday afternoon's series finale at Comerica Park. He was 1-for-3 with a walk and a caught stealing before leaving Saturday's game with Texas leading 8-1.
May 24 - 6:24 PM

Shin-Soo Choo homered and walked twice versus the Tigers on Thursday.

Choo has homered in back-to-back games. He's been a disappointment in the run and RBI department so far, but with a .311/.437/.503 line to date, he's hit even a little better than expected. It's the rest of the lineup letting the Rangers down.
May 22 - 4:59 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a home run Wednesday in the Rangers' defeat of the Mariners.

Choo's homer was a go-ahead solo blast in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the Rangers were able to cling to that one-run lead with a strong bullpen showing. It was Choo's fifth home run of the 2014 season. He's batting .310/.432/.486 in 41 games with Texas.
May 21 - 5:06 PM

Shin-Soo Choo hit his fourth home run in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

It was Choo's only hit in four at-bats, as he endured his second consecutive three-strikeout game. Even with the recent rash of punchouts, Choo is hitting .333/.465/.523 atop the Rangers' lineup this season.
May 11 - 8:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3Chris Gimenez
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Scott Baker
7Nick Martinez
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Ryan Feierabend
7Nate Adcock
8Roman Mendez
9Joseph Ortiz
10Pedro Figueroa