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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
Contract: view contract details

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Shin-Soo choo (elbow, ankle) is progressing nicely in his rehab and admits to feeling "too good" as spring training nears.
The veteran outfielder is already doing full baseball activities and shouldn't have any limitations when spring training begins. He's looking to bounce back from a forgettable 2014 campaign where he slashed just .242/.340/.374 with 13 homers and 40 RBI in 123 games in his first season as a Ranger. Jan 10 - 2:24 PM

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Shin-Soo Choo (elbow, ankle) said he's currently at about 70-80 percent but hopes to be 100 percent by mid-December.

Choo had surgery in August to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and then had an operation in September to remove torn cartilage and a small bone spur from his left ankle. He was plagued by both ailments for much of the season but is rehabbing five days a week and expects to be ready to roll for the start of spring training.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Rangers activated OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 60-day disabled list.

Choo was shut down in September for surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and later had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. His first season in Texas was a disappointment, but he'll hope to redeem himself in 2015.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo had torn cartilage and a small bone spur removed from his left ankle Wednesday.

Choo should be fully recovered in 6-8 weeks. The 32-year-old already underwent season-ending surgery late last month for bone spurs his left elbow. He'll look to rebound in 2015 from a disappointing first season in Texas where he batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases over 123 games.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his left ankle.

Choo needs the procedure to repair cartilage damage and will be shut down from running for 6-8 weeks. He also had surgery in late August for bone spurs in his left elbow. It was a miserable 2014 for the 32-year-old outfielder, who batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases in 123 games. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract with the Rangers.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Rangers transferred OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for the newly-promoted Spencer Patton on the 40-man roster. Choo was shut down last week for season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Rangers placed OF Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur in his left elbow.

Choo will undergo season-ending surgery later this week. It's a sour ending to what has been a disappointing first year in Texas for Choo, who hit just .242/.340/.374. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo will have season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow.

Choo has dealt with the bone spur since spring training and the issue has apparently gotten worse recently. He could have the procedure as soon as Friday if he can get over a cold in the next few days. Choo has also been nagged by an ankle injury for most of the season, which has no doubt contributed to a disappointing .242/.340/.374 batting line. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo did not record a hit in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Royals.

In the first year of a big contract, Shin-Soo Choo continued a frustrating season on Friday, going 0-for-4. He's hitting better in August (.250/.284/.408) than he did in July or June, but that's not saying much. For the year, he's slugged twelve home runs and knocked in 39 runs. As disappointing as the batting numbers are, he's also only stolen three bases while being thrown out four times.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 01:30:00 AM

Shin-Soo Choo hit his 11th home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Choo hit the solo home run in the seventh inning. It was his only hit in five at-bats. The outfielder has had a disappointing season at the dish, but he's got a modest six-game hitting streak in which he's 10-for-25 with two homers and four runs scored. Choo's line is just .247/.349/.377 overall.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-5 in the Rangers' loss to the Astros on Saturday night in Houston.

Choo tallied a double and three singles. He's been hitting the ball better this month and is capable of making up for lost time down the stretch for fantasy owners that committed a top draft pick to him in the spring.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:53:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Choo got into the act with one of the Rangers' five home runs on the evening. The bomb was 10th of the year, and he hadn't left the yard since July 4 prior to Tuesday. It's been a largely disappointing year for the 32-year-old, who is hitting .238/.345/.363 after signing a $130 million contract this past offseason.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:16:00 PM

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."
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 07:30:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 04:48:00 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.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 12:04:00 PM

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