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Michael Choice | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians acquired OF Michael Choice from the Rangers for cash considerations.
The former top prospect was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room on the Rangers roster for Will Venable. He'll provide outfield depth in Cleveland. Aug 21 - 6:40 PM

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Rangers designated OF Michael Choice for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly acquired Will Venable. Choice, a former top-100 prospect, has stalled in his third go-round at Triple-A this season, batting just .244/.309/.399. He's still just 25, so there might be some interest on waivers.
Aug 18 - 8:26 PM

Rangers optioned OF Michael Choice to Triple-A Round Rock.

Michael Choice was only in the majors for one day and struck out in his lone at-bat. Spencer Patton has been recalled from Round Rock in a corresponding move.
Jun 25 - 11:16 AM

Rangers recalled OF Michael Choice from Triple-A Round Rock.

Choice has posted an underwhelming .242/.299/.404 slash line in 61 games this season at the Triple-A level. He has some pop but is doubtful to carry fantasy relevance.
Jun 24 - 4:06 PM

Rangers optioned OF Michael Choice to Triple-A Round Rock; reassigned C Pat Cantwell, LHP Martire Garcia, RHP Alec Asher to minor league camp.

Choice didn't do much to get into the left field mix by going just 1-for-16 this spring. The 24-year-old batted just .182/.250/.320 with nine homers over 86 games with the Rangers last season and will try to earn another opportunity with his performance in the minors.
Mar 17 - 11:57 AM

Michael Choice (hamstring) has been shut down for the season.

Choice strained his left hamstring legging out a double on Sunday and has been ruled out for the rest of the year. The 24-year-old batted just .182/.250/.320 with nine homers over 86 games with the Rangers this season and is unlikely to have a significant role going into 2015.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Michael Choice went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Choice had an RBI triple in the second inning before knocking a two-run double in the Rangers' six-run fifth inning. Choice has that kind of power and ability, but strikeouts and inconsistency have hurt him. The 24-year-old is hitting .182/.250/.320 on the year. He left Sunday's game with a strained left hamstring and could be in danger of an early shutdown.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Michael Choice left Sunday's game against the Braves with a strained left hamstring.

Choice will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. Fantasy owners relying on him over the final two weeks may want to look elsewhere.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Michael Choice went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Friday's 13-6 win over the Astros.

Choice returned to the majors this week after it was announced that Shin-Soo Choo needed season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his ankle. The 24-year-old is still batting just .179/.251/.330 over 73 games this season, but he has some pop in his bat and should be worth using in AL-only leagues down the stretch if the playing time is there.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Rangers recalled OF Michael Choice from Triple-A Round Rock.

Choice has batted just .177 with eight homers and a .565 OPS over 219 plate appearances this season with the big club. He'll play regularly against left-handers over the final month.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Rangers optioned OF Michael Choice to Triple-A Round Rock.

Choice, 24, is batting just .177 with eight homers and a .565 OPS over 219 plate appearances this season. Regular at-bats in the minors would probably be good for him.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Michael Choice went 0-for-3 with a walk at the plate in his return to action Tuesday.

Choice hadn't played since Saturday due to a left shin contusion. It shouldn't be an issue going forward.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 03:54:00 AM

Michael Choice was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a left shin contusion.

He should be considered day-to-day. Daniel Robertson has replaced Choice in left field.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Michael Choice had a rough night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Tigers, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Choice is facing a golden opportunity to see increased playing time due to the injury to Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland shifting to first base full time, but he's hitting a paltry .190/.284/.260 on the season and looks lost at the plate. The Rangers may have to make a move to fill their large vacancy at designated hitter.
Fri, May 23, 2014 09:46:00 PM

Michael Choice went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the Rangers' lopsided 14-3 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Getting the start in center field against left-hander Tyler Skaggs, Choice delivered for manager Ron Washington. Even more noteworthy was the fact that Choice's three-run home run, his second homer of the season, came off a right-hander, reliever Kevin Jepsen. Choice will likely continue to see the majority of his playing time against southpaws, but Sunday may go a ways toward showing Washington he can do some damage against right-handers as well.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
2Chris Johnson
LF1Michael Brantley
2Zach Walters
CF1Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
DH1Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6T.J. House
7Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Ryan Webb
6Jeff Manship
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone
9Shawn Armstrong