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Michael Choice | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 7 - 4:18 PM

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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.
Jun 4 - 3:54 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.
Jun 1 - 1:28 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.
May 23 - 9:46 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.
May 4 - 10:37 PM

Michael Choice slugged his first major league home run in the Rangers' loss to the Astros on Saturday.

It was a game-tying solo shot off Kevin Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning. Choice entered the game as a pinch-hitter and isn't getting enough playing time at this point to carry relevance in fantasy leagues.
Apr 12 - 11:32 PM

Michael Choice went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run against the Astros on Friday.

The outfielder is now batting .381 with five home runs and 17 RBI on the spring. He'll be one half of a designated hitter platoon in theory, but it'll be hard for Rangers manager Ron Washington to keep Choice's bat out of the lineup if he carries this production over to the regular season next week.
Mar 28 - 11:25 PM

Michael Choice went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run against the Indians on Tuesday.

The blast, which came in the sixth inning off of Josh Tomlin, was Choice's fourth of the spring. He's also hitting .367 in 60 Cactus League at-bats. The Rangers picked up Choice in a trade with the Athletics in December. Choice should platoon with Mitch Moreland at DH and pick up some additional AB's in the outfield from time to time.
Mar 25 - 6:26 PM

Michael Choice hit a three-run home run against the Royals on Saturday.

The homer, his third of the spring, came in Choice's first at-bat of the game. He raised his average to .333, and the homer also gave him 10 RBI on the spring. The outfielder is expected to platoon with left-handed hitting Mitch Moreland as the team's designated hitter this season but has likely earned himself a few more at-bats with his strong spring.
Mar 22 - 7:20 PM

Michael Choice went 2-for-2 and plated the Rangers lone run in Friday's Cactus League loss to the Reds.

Both of Choice's hits were doubles. The 24-year-old outfielder got the start in left field in this contest, but is likely to serve as the Rangers regular designated hitter against southpaws during the season.
Mar 15 - 12:44 AM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the team plans to start Michael Choice or another right-handed bat in the designated hitter spot against lefties.

Mitch Moreland will form the long side of the platoon against right-handers. Choice could also see starts in center field versus southpaws in place of Leonys Martin, who has struggled against lefties. So, even after the Shin-Soo Choo signing, Choice could still receive a decent number of at-bats. The 24-year-old might have some value in AL-only leagues.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:22:00 AM

Rangers acquired OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick from the Athletics for OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom.

The Athletics have now traded their top draft picks from 2008-2010. Choice, a first-rounder in 2010, made his major league debut this past season and owns a .290/.376/.482 batting line in the minors. While his power has tapered off over the past two seasons, it's still a bit surprising to see the Athletics give up on his tools. The 24-year-old could be in the mix for the starting left fielder job if the Rangers stand pat, but we have a feeling they have some more moves up their sleeve.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Athletics recalled OF Michael Choice from Triple-A Sacramento.

The 23-year-old outfielder was enjoying a nice season at Sacramento, hitting .302/.390/.445 with 14 homers and 89 RBI in the hitter-friendly PCL. He'll serve as additional depth on the bench, but becomes interesting in AL-only leagues if he can find consistent at-bats.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Michael Choice has been shut down for the remainder of the 2012 season due to a fractured hand.

Choice was batting .287/.356/.423 with 10 home runs, 15 doubles and 58 RBI in 91 games this year at Double-A Midland. The former No. 10 overall pick should climb to the Triple-A level at some point next season.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Athletics outfield prospect Michael Choice is raking in Single-A.

The 2010 draftee played only three games at rookie ball before moving to Single-A, where he's now sporting a .303/.405/.630 batting line that shows a decent amount of patience, a great deal of power, and even some nice speed. Choice is also playing center field to decent results.
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 03:30:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Mike Carp
3Prince 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
6Nick Martinez
7Miles Mikolas
8Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Pedro Figueroa