Shin-Soo Choo RUMORS & NEWS

  • 50d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Left ankle soreness for Shin-Soo Choo, removed for precautionary reasons. #Rangers

  • Texas Rangers expect Shin-Soo Choo to miss no time with renewed ankle soreness

    Dallas Morning News "When OF Shin-Soo Choo thought twice about going to second on a potential double in the seventh inning Friday, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington decided he’d best go to the clubouse instead. Choo reported a bit of renewed ankle soreness in his sprained left ankle after taking the turn at..." May 03

  • Shin-Soo Choo could start Tuesday; Derek Holland progressing

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Shin-Soo Choo tested his sprained left ankle by running sprints from home plate to first base on Monday afternoon. The Texas Rangers outfielder said he felt continued improvement in his ankle, however, was not ready to start. Instead, he’ll be available off the bench for the first time since..." April 29

  • Relieved Shin-Soo Choo plans to be cautious

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Left fielder Shin-Soo Choo was expecting the worse Monday after leaving with a sprained left ankle, but his mind was put at ease Tuesday when an MRI exam showed no significant structural damage. Two days later, the ankle continues to feel better, but the Rangers’ leadoff hitter isn’t sure when..." April 23

  • Choo agrees to a seven-year deal with the Rangers

    CBSSports.com "Shin-Soo Choo has a seven-year agreement with the Rangers, sources tell CBSSports.com. Texas has a deal now with its primary target. The Rangers envision Choo has a tablesetter following a year in which he had a .423 on-base percentage with the Reds. Texas is said by sources likely out on..." December 22

  • Shin-Soo Choo remains the riddle of the free-agent market

    Yahoo! Sports "Superagent Scott Boras does some of his finest work in the latter stages of free agency. And in the case of Shin-Soo Choo, he faces yet another challenge in a career built on slaying them: find Choo a contract for the $140 million the New York Yankees offered him even after they signed Jacoby..." December 18

  • Astros signing Shin-Soo Choo isn’t impossible, but unlikely

    Houston Chronicle "Signing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has never been impossible for the Astros. It’s always been speculated — more than once in the last day — but it also has always been unlikely. Let’s break it down: • The team highly values the lottery draft pick it would have to surrender to sign any player..." December 14

  • 213d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    One veteran GM believes that the #Astros will wind up to be the landing spot for Shin-Soo Choo

  • 214d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Exec on Choo market: "I'm sure others want to get in, but #Mariners #Rangers are the lead dogs"

  • Shin-Soo Choo too expensive for Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Two baseball sources have said that the contract demands for free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo have escalated beyond the level where the Rangers are comfortable signing him. The growing hope now is that Nelson Cruz will return to help bolster the Rangers' lineup. One of the sources said that..." December 10

  • 215d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Dbacks on Choo. Active on multiple fronts. Could sign Choo and trade for pitcher, or trade for Trumbo and sign FA pitcher.

  • 219d
    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Choo negotiations "could move quickly," per Scott Boras. Rumor:Boston in. we shall see

  • 220d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Orioles active in free agent talks for bats and arms; have interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez. @FOXSports1

  • 221d
    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    I don't really see it happening, but I was told last night Yanks were still in on Choo.

  • 221d
    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Source: Tigers are hot for a left-handed outfield bat; Shin-Soo Choo is their top target.

  • 222d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.

  • 234d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Some rival evaluators believe that Shin-Soo Choo will now land in Detroit, to play LF. We'll see.

  • Rangers are looking at Choo, but not Ellsbury, in free-agent market

    CBSSports.com "The Rangers are considering a run at top-tier free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo but have apparently ruled out the other top free agent outfielder, Jacoby Ellsbury. Texas needs to replace the offense provided by Nelson Cruz, and assuming the Rangers don't re-sign Cruz, Choo fits the bill...." November 18

  • 246d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    MLB teams say Scott Boras seeking a Shin-Soo Choo contract worth more than Jayson Werth's $126M deal with #nationals.

  • 247d
    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Boras is trying to push Choo as a $90 million player, according to a person who spoke to the agent.

  • 248d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Clarification on something I reported earlier. #Mariners want Ellsbury or Choo plus starting pitcher. Not on Napoli, but will seek RH bat.

  • 251d
    MLB @MLB

    The @Reds make qualifying offer to OF Shin-Soo Choo.

  • Ellsbury, Garza and Drew join Beltran, Choo, McCann on Yank menu

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01

  • Big names -- including McCann, Beltran and Choo -- on Yankee menu

    CBSSports.com "Lots of big names -- including Carlos Beltran Japan's Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann and even Shin-Soo Choo -- were discussed at the Yankees organizational meetings over the past couple days. The names of Beltran Tanaka and McCann have been connected to the Yankees before but Choo is a fairly new..." October 23

  • Reds' Choo on next season: 'I just don't know yet'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo has no doubts the Reds will be back in the playoffs but he doesn't know if he will be with them. Choo scored both runs in the Reds' 6-2 Wild Card Game loss to the Pirates on Tuesday homering in what may have been his final at-bat in a Reds uniform. The Reds traded for Choo last..." October 02

  • Is Choo a $100M player? Boras suggests that figure is actually low

    CBSSports.com "Rare has one contract prediction created such a stir as when one unnamed general manager suggested in a rundown of the top 30 free agents last month that Reds outfielder/leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo would get “$90 million to $100 million” via the free-agent market this winter. Commenters tweeps..." September 25

  • Reds' Shin-Soo Choo sits Saturday with a jammed thumb

    CBSSports.com "The Reds are heading into the middle game of their weekend series without leadoff man and center fielder Shin-Soo Choo who jammed his left thumb with a head-first slide into first base Friday night. Reds manager Dusty Baker said he doesn't know whether Choo will miss just one game or more..." September 21

  • Shin-Soo Choo happy in moment, future uncertain

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo isn't thinking about the 2014 season. His agent Scott Boras sure is but Choo is enjoying what for him is a rare meaningful September. For the first time since he's been a regular player Choo is in the midst of a pennant race -- that takes precedent over his impending free-agent..." September 20

  • 348d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Choo sprained his ankle sliding into second yesterday. Not serious. May be available to pinch hit tonight. #reds @Cincienquirer

  • Shin-Soo Choo more confident in Reds' outfield

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo has made made several nice plays in center field over the last couple of days, going deep into the gaps to make catches. Choo's move to center was one of the major questions about the Reds this year. He's had a couple of little blips, but it's been largely a non-factor,..." May 31

  • Votto says Choo is best player on Cincinnati

    Fox Sports Ohio "When fans are asked who is the best player wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform, it is seemingly a slam-dunk question, a toss-up question until the tougher ones are asked. “Joey Votto,” is the quick answer. The man himself, Joey Votto, has a different answer. “Shin-Soo Choo,” he says...." May 31

  • Shin-Soo Choo 'excited' to return to Cleveland

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo had one word to describe his feelings about returning to Cleveland: "Excited." Choo, of course, spent 6 1/2 years with the Indians before being traded to the Reds in the offseason. "For six years, I went to the home clubhouse," he said. "Now, I'm going to the visitors'..." May 29

  • Mets may Choo fat next year

    New York Post "It was intended as a joke. “Outfield? What outfield?” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson quipped at the GM meetings in November, referring to the unproven outfielders on the team’s roster. However, Alderson’s joke morphed into reality — the Mets’ outfield has been a revolving door. Perhaps..." May 21

  • Choo's 2 homers help Reds beat Marlins 4-0

    Dayton Daily News "Shin-Soo Choo's first home run landed in the nightclub beyond the left-field fence, catching by surprise revelers distracted by the Miami Heat on TV. His second homer dropped into the right-field bullpen amid Marlins relievers, who saw ball coming. Clearing the hard-to-reach fence both ways,..." May 16

  • Reds stun 5-4 Braves with back-to-back homers in 9th

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With the Reds down to their last strike, Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back home runs off of Braves closer Craig Kimbrel to give the Reds a 5-4 victory over the Braves at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. Kimbrel had a full count on Mesoraco when the pinch-hitter hit a shot to..." May 08

  • Choo day to day with back spasms

    MLB.com "Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo was out of the lineup Sunday, one day after he had to be scratched with back spasms. "He's still a little sore, but I had him off today anyway," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He just came in for treatment. I have him as kind of a question mark [on Monday]...." March 17

  • Shin-Soo Choo homers in Reds' 6-2 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds have won four straight, including the win over Team Canada, to improve to 5-11. The arms: Mat Latos went four innings and allowed a run on two hits. He walked none and struck out six. He gave up hits to the first two batters he faced and then retired 11 of 12. The other hitter reached..." March 13

  • Shin-soo Choo: Will there be a GABumP?

    Red Reporter "There was a lot of talk last season about how Great American Ball Park was a boon to Ryan Ludwick's floundering career. And, in some sense, it was. But probably not in the way we would have expected. In 2012, Ludwick produced no matter where he was. His wOBA and wRC+ were essentially even at home..." February 21

  • Choo gets first shot at center for Reds

    Columbus Dispatch "Shin-Soo Choo has made 10 starts in center field in his eight seasons in the major leagues. He’l l get a chance to win the job during his first spring training with the Cincinnati Reds. If that doesn’t work out, the defending National League Central champions will have to do some..." February 18

  • Shin-Soo Choo draws crowd at Reds' spring training

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo drew quite a crowd on the first day of camp. Twenty-five members of the South Korean media, representing 12 organizations, were at the Reds' spring training complex to cover him. They followed his every move -- from the batting cages for early work to outfield practice to..." February 16

  • Reds, Shin-Soo Choo avoid arbitration with one-year contract

    CBSSports.com "The Reds have signed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a one-year, $7.375 million contract, avoiding arbitration, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. Choo, 30, rebounded from an injury-plagued 2011 season to have a .283/.373/.441 (131 OPS+) line with Cleveland over 155 games in 2012. The Reds..." February 11

  • Meet the newest Red: Shin-Soo Choo

    Red Reporter "Last night, the Reds pulled off their first big trade of the offseason, acquiring outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and infielder Jason Donald from the Indians. What kind of player did the Reds pick up? Let's take a closer look. Choo was signed by the Mariners out of South Korea at the age of 18, and..." December 12

  • Cleveland Indians acquire 4 players, trade Shin-Soo Choo and 3 others in 3-team, 9-player deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians on Tuesday night received four players in a three-team, nine-player trade with Cincinnati and Arizona. Here's how the deal breaks down: • The Indians received outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Reds and three pitchers from Arizona: right-hander Trevor Bauer, the third pick in the..." December 12

  • Indians, Reds, D-backs complete deal

    Fox Sports "Another day, another major trade. The Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-team blockbuster involving nine players on Tuesday night. Are you ready? • The Reds obtained outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and infielder Jason Donald from the Indians. • The..." December 11

  • Reds acquire Choo from Indians in three-team deal

    CBSSports.com "The Reds, Indians and Diamondbacks finalized a deal Tuesday night that sends OF Shin-Soo Choo and IF Jason Donald to Cincinnati, OF Drew Stubbs, RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Matt Albers and RHP Bryan Shaw to Cleveland, while the Diamondbacks receive SS Didi Gregorius, LHP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson...." December 11

  • Reds reportedly make three-team trade, flip Didi and Stubbs for Choo and Donald

    Red Reporter "Ken Rosenthal has it from a source: Three-team trade, per source, will look like this: Choo, Jason Donald to #Reds, Gregorius to #Diamondbacks, Stubbs, AZ pitcher to #Indians. I really, really like this deal for the Reds. Shin-Soo Choo gets on base like a monster and Jason Donald is a..." December 11

  • Reds in talks to acquire Choo from Indians

    CBSSports.com "The Reds and Indians are deep in talks on a trade that would send Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati. The Indians would receive center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in return. The Reds are expected to receive another player in addition to Choo. The Reds plan to use Choo in center..." December 11

  • There's little reason for Cleveland Indians to hesitate on dealing Shin-Soo Choo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Shin-Soo Choo won't play for South Korea in the World Baseball Classic in March. That would qualify as a subtle message that 2013 is all about maximizing his value in free agency -- if agent Scott Boras hadn't already banged pots and pans, and shouted those intentions through a..." November 14

  • Cleveland Indians RF Shin-Soo Choo finalist for Gold Glove award

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was the only Indians player named as a finalist for a Gold Glove award. The awards will be announced Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Choo's competition among American League right fielders is Kansas City's Jeff Francouer and Oakland's Josh Reddick. The Indians..." October 30

  • Shin-Soo Choo befuddled by lefties

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "No matter where Shin-Soo Choo plays next year, he needs to find a way to hit left-handers again. If not, his value will decrease should the Indians try to trade him or when he becomes a free agent after the 2013 season. Choo is hitting .175 (31-for-177) with eight doubles, two homers and six..." September 20

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