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Ji-Man Choi | First Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 7 - 5:13 PM

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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.
Mar 5 - 8:37 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.
Mar 5 - 10:22 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.
Mar 4 - 6:00 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.
Mar 4 - 5:45 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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