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17 Shin-Soo Choo LF
Height/Weight: 5-11/205 | Birthdate: 7/13/1982 | Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Texas | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $7,375,000 | Owned/Started%: 57/20 | Average Draft Position: 183.45
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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.


Shin-Soo Choo out the rest of the season due to bone spurs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will miss the rest of the season due to bone spurs in his left elbow, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Choo will have surgery to fix the issue. The surgery could happen as soon as Friday depending on how soon Choo is able to get over the flu. In his first season with the Rangers, Choo has struggled. He's hit just .242/.340/.374 over 455 at-bats. 


Shin-Soo Choo slugs 13th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-3 loss to the Royals Saturday.

Choo led off the bottom of the first inning with his home run but went hitless over the remainder of the game. He has hit .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in 455 at-bats.


Three Rangers clear waivers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Three Rangers have cleared waivers, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo are now all eligible to be traded in the coming days. That doesn't seem likely, considering their big contracts and importance to the Rangers franchise. Neal Cotts was also placed on waivers, which are expected to expire tomorrow. There's a higher chance he gets dealt. 


Shin-Soo Choo hits 12th home run Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo hit his 12th home run Saturday against the Angels.

Choo struck in the fourth inning. He took an 83 mph changeup out to left center for a solo home run. Choo finished 1 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI. 


Shin-Soo Choo homers for second time in five games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo homered for the second time in five games during a 6-2 win Sunday at Houston. Choo, who struck out three times, collected his only hit when he led off the seventh inning with a home run.

Choo extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday. Though, he has been on a nice run since late July. He is batting .291 with two home runs, four doubles and four RBI in his last 19 games.


Shin-Soo Choo finally slugs 10th homer of year


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) A homer drought that lasted more than a month for Rangers disappointing left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is over. He smashed one over the fence in the sixth inning of the Tuesday night dismantling of the White Sox.

Choo also doubled for his first two-hit game in two weeks. He owns a stat line of .238/.345/.363. His slugging percentage is 99 points lower than what he achieved with Cincinnati in 2013.


Shin-Soo Choo still 'not really comfortable' with sore ankle


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo said Monday that he's still "not really comfortable" with his chronically sore ankle, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Choo admits that he tried to come back from his ankle injury in April too quickly. "I made a bad decision," he said. "But I wanted to come back as soon as possible. I was more aggressive. But I just want to play the whole year."

Choo will play in right field over the next few days to help manage the stress, giving himself less area to cover than at his normal position in left field. However, manager Ron Washington downplayed the notion Choo would move to the position more permanently.


Shin-Soo Choo, Alex Rios both out in Canada


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rangers outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Alex Rios are both sitting Sunday in Toronto.

The latter is out with an ankle injury while Choo is simply getting a rest. The All-Star break did not help Choo emerge from an extended slump. He is 0 for 8 against the Blue Jays and hasn't had a hit since July 10.