Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:22:12 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (elbow) received an anti-inflammatory injection for his lingering elbow soreness Thursday, March 13, but remained in the lineup as the designated hitter. "This happens every spring training," Choo said. "It's the same problem, the same pain. Normally, it takes about 10 days, I take medicine. I DH. I get treatment. It makes it better."
Fantasy Tip: Choo wouldn't be out there playing the same day he received a shot if this was a serious issue. Choo should be fine for the regular season opener unless the shot doesn't cure the soreness and it becomes something else entirely.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:17:10 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) is battling soreness in his triceps but assistant general manager Thad Levine doesn't consider the injury to be serious. He is listed as day-to-day.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:55:31 -0800
With the threat of re-signing OF Nelson Cruz (Orioles) now having passed, 1B Mitch Moreland is in line to serve as the primary designated hitter for manager Ron Washington. "I'm just going out there and playing today and trying to get better," Moreland said. Washington is also expected to use the DH spot to rotate some veterans like 1B Prince Fielder, OF Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Adrian Beltre and OF Alex Rios for partial rest.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:36:05 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday, Feb. 19, that the team remains open to re-signing free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers), if the price was right. "We've touched base every week or so," Daniels said. "Nellie's highly regarded here. We have a good relationship with (his agent). We made our moves (for 1B Prince Fielder and OF Shin-Soo Choo) and kind of expected (Cruz) to sign elsewhere. But we'll see where it goes. It's a unique situation for him as a free agent."
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:11:52 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington plans to have OF Shin-Soo Choo batting first in the starting lineup this season. Choo would be followed by SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C Geovany Soto, 2B Jurickson Profar and OF Leonys Martin.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:26:14 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will bat ahead of 3B Adrian Beltre in the lineup for 2014, with Fielder going third and Beltre fourth. Columnist Gerry Fraley speculates OF Shin-Soo Choo will bat leadoff. The second slot in the lineup was not disclosed by manager Ron Washington.
Fantasy Tip: A combination of a shorter right-field porch at The Ballpark in Arlington and hitting ahead of Adrian Beltre could help Fielder regain what seemed to be a lost stroke in 2013. You have to wonder if his personal issues (divorce) may have spilled over onto the diamond, and if he is past those issues Fielder could be gangbusters in 2014.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:46:11 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo will make $14 million in 2014 and 2015 and then $60 million over the next three seasons, followed by $42 million over the final two years of the contract.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:42:39 -0800
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo will start in left field and hit leadoff for the team in 2014.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:51:15 -0800
The Texas Rangers are no longer expected to pursue Japanese SP Masahiro Tanaka after signing OF Shin-Soo Choo. Any additional transactions made by the Rangers this offseason are expected to be minor.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:20:49 -0800
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo's seven-year, $130 million deal features a limited no-trade clause with no opt outs or options.