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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||545.00||18.00||.262||52.00||79.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Illness - Out until at least early March|
|vs Oakland||33||8||1|| .359|| .333|| .242|
|vs RHP||315||77||9|| .348|| .384|| .244|
|12/23/2014||Jose Reyes, SS TOR|
Raul Mondesi, SS KC
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD
|Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX
|12/22/2014||Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX||Christian Vazquez, C BOS|
|12/22/2014||Miguel Sano, 3B MIN|
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHW
Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX
|David Robertson, RP CHW|
Aaron Harang, SP PHI
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|Last 10 Games|
Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo sent home from camp with illness
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was sent home from camp on Wednesday due to upper respiratory infection and flu-like symptoms, according to the Star-Telegram. Assistant general manager Thad Levine indicated that he sent Choo home to avoid getting other teammates in the clubhouse sick.
Rangers' Banister talks about Choo's move to right field
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) Rangers manager Jeff Banister spoke about moving Shin-Soo Choo from left field to right field for the first time Friday, MLB.com reports.
"We think he'll be more comfortable in right field," Banister said.
Choo spent six years in right field with the Indians but played center field with the Reds in 2013 and left field in most of his first season with the Rangers. He'll have less ground to cover in right field than left during Rangers home games.
"It doesn't matter to me where they put me. I can play all three positions," Choo said.
Choo is returning from elbow and ankle surgeries. He hit .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs,40 RBI and just three steals in 455 at-bats last season.
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo won't push himself early
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo isn't going to go all out yet, according to MLB.com.
Choo had season-ending elbow surgery last August, but feels pretty good in camp. He's been able to participate in every drill with outfielders thus far, but added that he's not going to push himself too hard. "It's a long Spring Training," Choo said. "There are going to be some days when I'm sore, but no issues. I'm not worried about it."
Choo, 32, hit .242/.340/.374 over 445 at-bats last year.
Rangers' Banister: Choo 'passing the eye test' during workouts
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/12/15) Rangers manager Jeff Banister is pleased with how outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is progressing coming off elbow and ankle surgeries, per MLB Network Radio.
"I've seen Choo work out just about everyday here in Arlington," Banister said. "(He is) moving around well. He looks really good and passing the eye test."
Choo had a down year in 2014 after signing a seven-year, $130 million contract with Texas last offseason. The 32-year-old Choo hit .242 with 13 home runs, 19 doubles and 40 RBI in 123 games. He also had just three stolen bases after managing at least 20 stolen bases in four of the previous five seasons.
Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo making progress in rehab
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/10/15) With six weeks before the start of spring training, Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (elbow) told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Saturday that he's feeling "too good" in rehab from ankle and elbow surgeries. Choo, who was cleared for all baseball activities recently, is primed to move from left field to right field next season.
The 32-year-old hit just .242/.340/.374 over 455 at-bats in 2014.
|2014 summary: Going from one hitter's park with the Reds to another with the Rangers made Shin-Soo Choo seem like a safe bet to continue his career resurgence in 2014, and for a while there, that appeared to be the case. He hit .310 with six home runs, a .441 on-base percentage and a .931 OPS in his first 45 games. But he began to lose steam after suffering an ankle injury in late April, batting .207 with a .595 OPS over his final 78 games before finally getting shut down with a bone spur in his elbow in August.|
Playing time status: At age 32, Choo may not yet be to the point where injuries are the expectation, but the ones he does suffer seem to have a drastic impact on his numbers. There were the thumb and oblique in 2011, for instance, when he hit .259 with a .733 OPS. He did have cartilage removed from his ankle after the season but didn't have his elbow repaired, so you'll need to be on guard with him. When he falls apart, it all falls apart.
2015 outlook: Just a year removed from being the 11th-best outfielder in Rotisserie leagues and the fourth-best in Head-to-Head points leagues with a career-high 112 walks, Choo is a major bounce-back candidate for 2015. He has had three seasons in his career in which he went 20-20 with a .280 batting average (and another in which he fell a little short in the homers), which is uncommon production in this day and age. The downside is enough, though, that you wouldn't want to draft him as more than your third outfielder in Rounds 10-12.
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