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Ji-Man Choi | First Baseman | #36

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / SEA
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Yankees designated 1B Ji-Man Choi for assignment.
The move clears a spot for Todd Frazier, who was acquired from the White Sox on Tuesday night as part of a seven-player trade. Choi had four hits, including two home runs, in six games with the Yankees. The 26-year-old first baseman was also raking at Triple-A and will probably draw some interest in waivers. Jul 19 - 11:54 AM

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Ji-Man Choi is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Brewers.

A day after slugging a two-run homer against the Brewers, Choi will take a seat. Austin Romine is starting in his place at first base and batting seventh for the Bombers on Saturday.
Jul 8 - 11:17 AM

Ji-Man Choi slugged a two-run homer and drew a walk in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

Choi has now homered in each of his first two games since his call-up from Triple-A. The 26-year-old is almost certainly a stopgap option at first base for the Yankees, but there’s deep league fantasy appeal in the interim.
Jul 8 - 12:17 AM

Ji-Man Choi slugged a two-run homer in his Yankees debut Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

It was a massive bomb to right-center field off Jays starter Marco Estrada in the bottom of the fifth inning. Choi was batting .317/.402/.516 over his last 451 plate appearances at the Triple-A level and should continue to see starts against right-handed pitching in New York. There's some deep-league fantasy appeal here.
Jul 5 - 5:09 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of 1B Ji-Man Choi from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Chris Carter was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Choi, 26, had hit .289/.371/.505 with eight home runs and 43 RBI through 56 games this season at the Triple-A level and should see some starts at first base against right-handers.
Jul 4 - 5:24 PM

Ji-Man Choi didn't travel with the Yankees on Monday after being hit by a pitch in the helmet Sunday.

An offering from the Pirates' Antonio Bastardo grazed Choi's right shoulder and then caught him on the right ear flap of his helmet. The feeling is that Choi does not have a concussion, but the Yankees will obviously be careful.
Mar 6 - 6:25 PM

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

The 25-year-old slashed a troublesome .170/.271/.339 in 129 plate appearances with the Angels last season. He was designated for assignment in late December but elected to explore free agency rather than accepting his outright assignment to Triple-A. He'll compete for a role on the Yankees' Opening Day bench.
Jan 15 - 6:07 PM

Ji-Man Choi has elected to become a free agent.

Choi cleared waivers after being designate for assignment before the holidays, but he has opted to test free agency rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A. The 25-year-old batted just .170/.271/.339 over 129 plate appearances with the Angels in 2016.
Jan 11 - 1:56 PM

Angels sent 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Choi cleared waivers after being designated for assignment two weeks ago. The 25-year-old batted just .170/.271/.339 over 129 plate appearances with the Angels in 2016 and will stick around as depth in the minors.
Jan 5 - 6:20 PM

Angels designated 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the arrival of Ben Revere. A former Rule 5 pick, Choi was awful in 2016 with a .170/.271/.339 line across 54 contests.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Angels recalled 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Choi hasn't impressed this year but the Angels can afford to give him a look down the stretch now that rosters have been expanded. The 25-year-old from South Korea holds a .167 average with five homers in 102 at-bats for the Halos this year.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Angels optioned 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Choi has hit only .167/.265/.353 in the majors this season. He's no longer needed with C.J. Cron back from the disabled list.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Ji-Man Choi went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Choi launched a two-run home run off Trevor Bauer in the second inning. It was his fifth dinger of the season. His season, on the whole, has been underwhelming. Through 95 at-bats, the 25-year-old first baseman is hitting just .168/.273/.368.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Ji-Man Choi went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in an extra-innings loss to the Athletics on Thursday.

Choi hit a solo home run in the second inning and a three-run shot in the third, and he actually had a third robbed by Coco Crisp at the left field wall in the fifth inning as well. He doubled his home run total with the good night, giving him four homers and 10 RBI in 33 games. The 25-year-old is batting .182/.273/.390 on the year.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Ji-Man Choi hit his second home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Choi hit a solo dong off Astros starter Collin McHugh in the fifth inning, his only hit in four at-bats. The 25-year-old has gotten some playing time since being promoted on July 9 to fill the void left by C.J. Cron, but he's just 7-for-31 (.225) in that span. Choi is hitting .163/.276/.327 in 24 games overall.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Todd Frazier
2Garrett Cooper
3Greg Bird
4Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Matt Holliday
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Luis Severino
4Jordan Montgomery
5Luis Cessa
6Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3David Robertson
4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Caleb Smith