Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:12:34 -0800
Seattle Mariners minor league 1B Ji-Man Choi, who spent last season with Triple-A Tacoma, surprised some club officials when he decided to experiment with switch-hitting while playing in the Venezuelan Winter League. Choi is a natural left-handed batter and has been working recently with minor league hitting instructor Lee May Jr., who said his right-handed swing "looked pretty good." Mariners officials appear willing to allow this experiment to proceed, although farm director Chris Gwynn said he will be asked to return to hitting exclusively left-handed if things aren't going well.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:39:05 -0700
Seattle Mariners minor league 1B Ji-Man Choi and P Stephen Kohlscheen have been promoted from Double-A Jackson to Triple-A Tacoma.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:55:27 -0700
The Seattle Mariners activated 1B Ji-Man Choi from the suspended list Monday, June 9, and moved SP James Paxton (lat) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:12:54 -0700
The Seattle Mariners placed 1B Ji-Man Choi on the restricted list to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:58:37 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Ji-Man Choi was suspended 50 games Thursday, April 17, for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:12:31 -0800
Seattle Mariners prospect 1B Ji-Man Choi has been playing well in the Australian Baseball League, which is the equivalent to winter ball in the Caribbean and South America. Choi has hit safely in 15 of his past 18 games to raise his average to .326 (28-for-86) with 15 runs, five home runs and 17 RBIs in 24 games in the ABL.