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Shin-soo Choo
.216 1 7
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 5-11 / 207 NFBC ADP: 328.04
Position: RFBorn: 7/13/1982 Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (2000)

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Oct. 6 7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST9:35 PM VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 PM CT-Choo batted ninth and went 0 for 3 in the Rangers' 10-1 loss to the Blue Jays in the ALDS opener.
Analysis: It was just Choo's fourth game after missing 39 with a fractured forearm. He's 2 for 15 since returning.
Oct. 1 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Choo returned to Texas' lineup after missing 39 games with a fractured left forearm. He pulled a single to right in his first plate appearance since Aug. 15 and went 1 for 4.
Analysis: It could be a big boost to have Choo back for the postseason - if he makes the roster. ''My job is to show them I'm healthy the next three days,'' he said.
Aug. 15 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET22:16 ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST9:46 PM VEN6:16 UAE (+1)9:16 PM CT-Choo (fractured left forearm) was activated off the DL on Friday.
Analysis: Choo, out since mid-August, will attempt to tune up for the postseason. He has been limited to 45 games while also dealing with calf and hamstring strains and lower back inflammation.
Aug. 2 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET22:19 ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST9:49 PM VEN6:19 UAE (+1)9:19 PM CT-Choo (lower back inflammation) was activated off the disabled list Thursday.
Analysis: It's been an injury-plagued season for Choo, who has appeared in 33 games while batting .260 with seven homers and 17 RBIs.
July 19 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Choo (back) did rehab work Sunday for the second straight day and reported no discomfort.
Analysis: Choo hopes to be ready when eligible for re-activation on Thursday.
July 16 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Choo (back) was out of the lineup for a third straight game Saturday.
Analysis: Though a recent MRI showed no major issues, it's uncertain when he will return to action. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said the team isn't considering putting him on the disabled list just yet. ''It still seems to bother him when he's throwing,'' Banister said.
July 10 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Choo stepped up with a pair of hits in Saturday's 8-6 loss to the Twins.
Analysis: Choo has batted .309 with six home runs, four doubles and 11 RBIs over his last 16 games.
July 6 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET12:10 ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST11:40 AM VEN20:10 UAE11:10 AM CT-Choo was out of the lineup for Wednesday's game at Boston, one day after exiting the Rangers' previous game with a stiff lower back.
Analysis: Manager Jeff Banister told reporters that Choo felt fine and was ready to play but the team held him out for precautionary reasons. The outfielder spent six weeks on the DL with a calf muscle injury earlier this season and later missed three weeks with a hamstring problem.
July 3 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST7:34 PM VEN4:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Choo knocked in a season-high three runs in Sunday's loss.
Analysis: Choo is batting .313 with five homers and nine RBIs in his last 11 games after hitting .13 with one home run and six RBIs in his first 14. He spent nearly a month on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
June 30 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-Choo hit a solo homer Thursday.
Analysis: After batting .213 in his first 14 games, Choo is hitting .353 with three homers in his last eight.
June 28 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Choo has hit safely in five straight games after going 2 for 5 with two RBIs on Monday.
Analysis: Choo is 9 for 21 (.429) with two homers, two doubles, six runs scored and four RBIs over that stretch.
June 27 9:25 AM PT10:25 AM MT11:25 AM CT12:25 PM ET12:25 ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST11:55 AM VEN20:25 UAE11:25 AM CT-Choo went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Choo has gone 7 for 16 with two home runs and a double in his last four games.
June 25 7:13 AM PT8:13 AM MT9:13 AM CT10:13 AM ET10:13 ET14:13 GMT22:13 7:13 AM MST9:13 AM EST9:43 AM VEN18:13 UAE9:13 AM CT-Choo went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-7 loss to the Red Sox.
Analysis: After hitting one home run over his previous 14 games, Choo has gone deep in his last two.
June 21 7:12 AM PT8:12 AM MT9:12 AM CT10:12 AM ET10:12 ET14:12 GMT22:12 7:12 AM MST9:12 AM EST9:42 AM VEN18:12 UAE9:12 AM CT-Choo had the go-ahead two-run single in the Rangers' 4-3 victory over Baltimore on Monday.
Analysis: Choo has a .394 OBP with five RBIs in seven games since missing three weeks with a strained hamstring.
May 23 1:50 PM PT2:50 PM MT3:50 PM CT4:50 PM ET16:50 ET20:50 GMT4:50 1:50 PM MST3:50 PM EST4:20 PM VEN0:50 UAE (+1)3:50 PM CT-Choo, on the disabled list since May 23 with a strained hamstring, has been activated for Monday's game in Oakland.
Analysis: Choo has played only one game since April 8, having previously been on the DL for a strained right calf.
Apr. 10 12:46 PM PT1:46 PM MT2:46 PM CT3:46 PM ET15:46 ET19:46 GMT3:46 12:46 PM MST2:46 PM EST3:16 PM VEN23:46 UAE2:46 PM CT-The Texas Rangers have optioned left-handed reliever Andrew Faulkner to Triple-A Round Rock, opening up a roster spot for the likely return of outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the disabled list.
Analysis: Choo appears set to return to the Rangers after being out since April 9 because of a strained right calf. When he goes back to right field, and likely in the leadoff spot, rookie Nomar Mazara is expected to move from right field to left field.

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