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With Napoli addition, DH role likely to fall to Choo

Shin-Soo Choo is likely to get significant time at designated hitter this season. It may be more than he wants, but that's the biggest development with the Rangers' signing of first baseman Mike Napoli.
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Rangers hoping Shin-Soo Choo will return for postseason

Shin-Soo Choo was initially projected to miss around two months after having surgery on his broken forearm, but new information suggests he might be ready earlier than that. Rangers reporter T.R. Sullivan says Choo is already hitting off a tee and could progress to hitting soft toss. After that, the outfielder would take regular batting practice with his Rangers teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers reportedly close to deal with Carlos Gomez

Despite his awful season, Carlos Gomez continues to attract a number of suitors, and he’s reportedly nearing a destination. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Texas Rangers are close to signing Gomez, who was recently released by the Astros. sources: rangers are close to a deal with carlos gomez — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 20, 2016 With Shin-Soo Choo recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo, Robinson Chirinos to miss significant time

Lady Injury Luck is frowning upon the Texas Rangers once again in 2016. According to a statement by Rangers Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake on Sunday, right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is out for four to six weeks with a grade 2 right calf strain. Meanwhile, catcher Robinson Chirinos is facing an even longer absence with a fractured right forearm that is expected...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The bizarre (legal) play that almost started a riot

When Russell Martin‘s throw back to the pitcher hit Shin-Soo Choo, and Rougned Odor raced home to score the go-ahead run, the pages of baseball’s rule book fluttered open across America and Canada. A stunned silence in the park hid the grinding of gears behind the masks, and in baseball’s offices — was that strange, strange play… legal? Yes, it turns out. To the consternation...
Via Fangraphs
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo Takes His Place in the Texas Rangers Record Books With Franchise's 8th Cycle

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has every reason to be smiling. After he hit for the cycle Tuesday night he took his place in the Texas Rangers record books as just the 8th player in franchise history to do so and the first since Alex Rios  hit for the cycle back in 2013. He is also the second player to hit for the cycle this season.What makes it even better is the method...
Via FatManWriting
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo hits for cycle in Rangers’ win over Rockies

Something finally went right for Shin-Soo Choo during his career with the Texas Rangers. On Tuesday night, Choo hit for the cycle in the Rangers’ 9-0 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Choo’s cycle started in the second inning, when he smashed an RBI double off of Kyle Kendrick. In the fourth, Choo homered off of Kendrick to complete half of the cycle. In the fifth, Choo got...
Via The Outside Corner
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Shin-Soo Choo had a month to forget

The Texas Rangers had a disappointing opening month. The team went 7-14 in April, a poor record contributed by numerous poor starts among individual players. The worst start and the biggest disappointment to the young season would have to be outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Choo hit .096 in April, with only one home run, along with a number of miscues in the outfield. His .096 batting average...
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo, on His Injury

Last year was the worst year of Shin-Soo Choo‘s career. He shrugs it off, but it was clear that he was hurt for most of the year. September brought two surgeries, one for his elbow and one for his ankle. Talk to him about those injuries, and you quickly see a central conflict in every […]
Via Fangraphs
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: an American League Dark Horse in 2015?

The Texas Rangers are coming off a horrid 2014 season.  Last year’s 67-95 record has caused most experts to lose faith in the team entering 2015, justly so.  However the past is the past, and just like every team in mid-March, the Rangers are approaching the new season with extreme optimism.  The makeup of most 67 win teams generally includes a lack of talent, or a lack of experience...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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