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Ji-Man Choi | First Baseman | #51

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / SEA
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Angels selected 1B Ji-Man Choi from the Orioles in the second phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
Choi signed a minor league contract with the O's in November, but they left him exposed to Thursday's Rule 5 Draft and the Halos decided to take a shot. The 24-year-old was limited to 23 games in 2015 due to a broken fibula. He owns a promising .302/.404/.481 career batting line in the minors but probably won't be a factor in Anaheim. Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:56:00 AM

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Orioles signed 1B Ji-Man Choi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

His contract includes a July 1 opt-out clause. The 24-year-old has never appeared at the major league level but he's posted solid numbers in Triple-A, hitting .280 with a .379 on base percentage in 335 at-bats. A broken fibula limited Choi to 23 games last season.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Mariners sent 1B Ji-Man Choi outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Choi was the victim of a tough break, quite literally, as he suffered a fractured right fibula in Wednesday's Cactus League game. He'll be out four to six months as a result of the injury.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Mariners designated 1B Ji-Man Choi for assignment.

They needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the return of Edgar Olmos. Choi suffered a fractured right fibula on Wednesday and will be sidelined 4-6 month, so he could clear waivers.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 08:37:00 PM

Ji-Man Choi (leg) is expected to miss 4-6 months.

Choi suffered a fractured right fibula Wednesday while trying to get to an overthrown ball at first base in a Cactus League game. He underwent surgery Thursday morning. The 23-year-old South Korean was hit with a 50-game PED suspension last season and will now miss another important chunk of potential development.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Ji-Man Choi has been diagnosed with a fractured right fibula.

Choi suffered the injury when he tried to reach for a bad throw from shortstop Tyler Smith near the end of Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Padres. The 23-year-old first baseman will obviously be out for an extended period of time. He hit .282/.386/.403 with six home runs and 35 RBI in 74 games last season between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Ji-Man Choi had to be carted off the field Wednesday after suffering an apparent leg injury.

Choi landed awkwardly after jumping for an overthrown ball at first base in the ninth inning of the Mariners' Cactus League game against the Padres. It looked like a serious injury for the 23-year-old South Korean, who hit .282/.386/.403 with six home runs and 35 RBI in 74 games last season between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Ji-Man Choi has joined Double-A Jackson.

Choi sat out 50 games after getting busted in early April for Methandienone, a performance-enhancing drug. The 23-year-old South Korean first baseman posted promising numbers between High-A and Triple-A in 2013 and will try to get back on track now with Jackson.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Ji-Man Choi has been suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

The positive test was for Methandienone. Choi was added to the 40-man roster in November after hitting .295/.394/.535 with 18 home runs and 85 RBIs in 122 games last season between three levels in the minors. Baseball America ranked him as the team's No. 25 prospect over the winter. He'll now be sidelined until the summer.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of 1B Ji-Man Choi from Triple-A Tacoma.

Choi has slashed a robust .309/.411/.511 over 238 career minor league games. The 22-year-old signed as an international free agent in 2009 out of South Korea. The former catcher hit .295 with 18 home runs and 85 RBIs in 122 games this past season between three minor league levels.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 03:49:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
4Juan Graterol
1B1Albert Pujols
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Rey Navarro
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
3Kaleb Cowart
4Kyle Kubitza
LF1Todd Cunningham
2Daniel Nava
3Craig Gentry
CF1Mike Trout
2Rafael Ortega
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Quintin Berry
3Nick Buss
4Andrew Brown
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
8Tyler Skaggs
9Victor Alcantara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9Lucas Luetge
10Rob Rasmussen
11Al Alburquerque
12Christian Friedrich
13Yunesky Maya
14Javy Guerra