Shin-Soo Choo has often talked with reverence about wanting to help the next generation of players the way veterans did for him in his early years.
Often, that has meant simply sharing his stories of experiences during a long career that included numerous ups and downs.
Now, he’s helping them pay bills in a critical moment.
Choo has agreed to donate $1,000 to each of the Rangers’ minor leaguers, which number over 190 during MLB’s shutdown, which has left minor leaguers without a paycheck. The total comes to almost $200,000. The story was first reported by Naver Sports, a Korean sports website, which cited a text exchange between Choo and Rangers minor league outfielder Eli White.