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17 Shin-Soo Choo RF
Height/Weight: 5-11/205 | Birthdate: 7/13/1982 | Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Texas | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $7,375,000 | Owned/Started%: 62/24 | Average Draft Position: 184.33
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Rangers' Banister continuing to show confidence in Shin-Soo Choo


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is off to a slow start in 2015, compounding the offensive problems he had in his first season with Texas in 2014. Since signing with Texas, Choo is batting .234 with a .364 slugging percentage in 134 games.

"He's working really hard to find that rhythm and timing," manager Jeff Banister told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "He's been working hard, the stroke is fine. He'll break out."


Rangers' Mitch Moreland a no-go Saturday in Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland took early batting practice, but was held out of Saturday's lineup against Seattle with a left elbow injury, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Moreland sat out of Friday's game against the Mariners with a sore elbow that could require minor surgery, according to an earlier report from MLB.com. The team will know more about his status in the coming days.

"There is some soreness still, but it's not locking up," Moreland said to the Dallas Morning News. "If it continues to lock up, then the answer is obvious. But if there are no issues with it, there are no reasons in my mind to mess with it. I can deal with soreness. You deal with a lot of soreness throughout the year."

Shin-Soo Choo will serve as a designated hitter and bat fifth, while Carlos Peguero will fill in in right field and bat seventh against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo not in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (back) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

Choo left Friday's game with upper back spasms and has been out of the lineup for the last two days. The Rangers are also keeping designated hitter Mitch Moreland and catcher Robinson Chirinos out of Sunday's lineup.

The Rangers are home underdogs (+110) against the Astros Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Rangers RF Shin-Soo Choo (back) sits out Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was held out of the starting lineup Saturday night against the Astros.

Choo exited Friday's game with upper back spasms. He struck out swinging in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first and was removed at the start the third inning. Choo is hitting .231 (3 for 13) to start the season. Jake Smolinski got the start in Choo's place.


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo departs Friday with upper back spasms


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was forced out of Friday's contest against the Astros with upper back spasms, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Choo struck out swinging in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first and was replaced by Jake Smolinski in right field to start the third inning. He is hitting .231 (3 for 13) to start the season. The team has considered him day to day moving forward, per the Telegram.


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo homers, drives in three vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo went 2 for 5 with a three-run home run in his team's 10-1 win over the A's Thursday.

Choo was 1 for 7 with a double coming into Thursday's game and was able to do major damage out of the second spot in the lineup. His fourth-inning homer extended his team's lead to 8-0. Choo will look to keep rolling in this weekend's series against the Astros.


Rangers manager planning more rest days for starters


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rangers manager Jeff Bannister is planning to give his starters more rest time this season, reports the Dallas Morning News. Wednesday, Bannister took outfielder Shin-Soo Choo out of the lineup to give Jake Smolinski the start and shuffled Adam Rosales in at third to move Adrian Beltre to DH and Mitch Moreland to the bench.

"You can't ask guys to sit on the bench for seven days and then expect them to be effective," Banister said. "But I also believe what you gain on the front end of the year proves worthy on the other side.

"Guys may have just been at spring training, but spring training is 40-plus days of grinding, too," he added. "This is a 183-day marathon. If there are ways we can help guys show up better and then get five, six, seven days of dynamic play from them, we're going to do that."

He is also not worried about Choo's defense.

"It has nothing to do with what I think of Shin-Soo Choo's defense," Banister said. "He missed time in spring with an elbow issue. He is coming off a lower body injury from last year. He had gone hard after a couple of balls earlier in the game and he was eight batters away from coming up again. It was an opportunity to get fresh legs and a fresh arm in there. I don't foresee it becoming a regular occurrence."


Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo comfortable in return to right field


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo made his return to right field Saturday, where he is expected to play for the first time since 2012. The veteran isn't expecting to have too many issues in his return to the position, reports the Dallas Morning News.

"I feel comfortable out there," Choo said. "I'm used to playing there."


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo could play RF this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) threw from 120 feet on Friday, and is expected to play right field at some point this weekend, according to Star-Telegram. He returned to the lineup Thursday, going 0 for 4 while serving as the designated hitter. He is expected to serve a DH again on Friday.

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo goes hitless in return Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) returned to the lineup Thursday, going 0 for 4 while serving as the designated hitter in his team's 6-3 win over the Rockies.

Choo had been sidelined since March 15 due to a triceps injury and was reported to be targeting a return Saturday, but he was able to remain in for the entire game Thursday, picking up four at-bats in his role as DH. He's managed just four hits in 22 at-bats this spring.


Rangers' Choo plays catch, targeting Saturday return to lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) played catch from 75 feet Wednesday, per the Fort Worth-Star Telegram. He felt good after throwing at 60-70 percent intensity. 

Choo is targeting a Saturday return to the spring lineup. He hasn't played in a spring game since March 15. He is batting just .222 (4 for 18) through six spring games.


Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo will bat in minor-league game again


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) was scheduled to play Tuesday against the Angels, but Adrian Beltre requested to play DH, which will keep the injured outfielder out of the lineup. Instead, Choo will hit in a minor-league game again on Tuesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo rips two doubles in minor league game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo played in a Triple-A game Monday after dealing with triceps tightness. He went 3 for 5 with two doubles in the start and got his composure back after a struggle in his first at-bat, reports MLB.com.

"The first at-bat was a swing and miss three times," Choo said. "But I kept seeing the ball. I hadn't played in a game in a few days, so the first at-bat felt weird. After that I felt better."


Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) will hit Monday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will be able to hit in a Triple-A game on Monday despite a triceps injury, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The report also states Choo will "hit in every inning." 

Choo was experiencing fatigue in his triceps and had an MRI on it. After some rest, it appears Choo is ready to test it again. He's expected to be available by Opening Day. 


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) has MRI Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo underwent an MRI Saturday and was diagnosed with triceps soreness, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Choo expects to resume throwing in a few days after dealing with fatigue from throwing too much. His triceps issue isn't expected to prevent him from being ready for the beginning of the regular season.


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo battling triceps fatigue


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will miss his sixth straight day on Saturday. 

Choo is battling triceps fatigue, as a result of doing too much throwing, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

The team doesn't plan to give Choo an MRI at this point and hopes he'll be able to play DH in Sunday's game. 


Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo, Mitch Moreland off through Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and first baseman Mitch Moreland will be held out of action Monday and Tuesday, giving them a three-day break with the team not scheduled to play Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Both players underwent ankle surgery this offseason but have reportedly only minor soreness. The team is looking to keep them healthy by giving them rest this week.


Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo sent home from camp with illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) 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
(2/27/2015) 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
(2/26/2015) 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
(2/12/2015) 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
(1/10/2015) 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.


Rangers' Banister: Choo 'most likely' moving to RF in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Thursday outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will "most likely" move to right field in 2015. Choo primarily played in left field last season for Texas and was the Reds' starting center fielder in 2013, but he played primarily in right field from 2008-12 with the Indians.

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo running at about 70-80 percent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is running at about 70-80 percent, according to FoxSports.com.

Choo had ankle surgery in September, and is working his way back. He expects to be running at 100 percent next month. The 32-year-old hit just .242/.340/.374 over 455 at-bats.


Shin-Soo Choo to undergo ankle surgery Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle to repair torn cartilege Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Choo won't begin his running program for six-to-eight weeks while recovering from the surgery. He was ruled out for the season in August due to bone spurs in his elbow.