Here are the day’s minor moves:
- First baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi has been outrighted to Triple-A by the Angels after clearing waivers, the team announced. He had been designated for assignment recently. Choi, 25, hit a robust .346/.434/.527 over 227 plate appearances at the highest level of the minors and earned his first trip to the majors in 2016. He put up a meager .170/.271/.339 slash there, however, over his 129 trips to the plate. The left-handed hitter could still compete for a bench spot in camp, particularly if Albert Pujols is slow to return from his offseason surgery.
- The Rangers have added catcher Steven Lerud on a minor-league deal, per a club announcement. He’ll receive an invitation to MLB camp this spring. Lerud, 32, saw very brief MLB action in both 2012 and 2013, but has plied his trade in the upper minors almost exclusively since 2009. Last year, playing in the Giants organization, he hit .229/.385/.288 over his 214 plate appearances, drawing 38 walks against 50 strikeouts but launching just one home run.
The reviews on Choi’s defense at 1B or the OF aren’t very rave.
You won’t catch many people raving about his bat either
You guys are quickly running this meme into the ground.
Go run yourself into the ground
You sound upset, I suggest you make another appointment with your mental health provider and talk through it.
Take a breath AddisonStreet. It’s Ji-Man they are talking about. Relax and move on. Not a big deal, I hope your night gets better.
Negative, I don’t get upset by trolls
His mental health provider doesn’t get rave reviews at making appointments or talking through it
Maybe not, but he’s only 25 and last year was his first taste of the majors. I’m not familiar with him, but his track record says that he’s a big guy with some lefty pop who doesn’t strike out a ton. He might not ever develop, but I think some teams might be wise to give him a look.
Agreed…129 ab’s shouldn’t be enough to give up on a guy especially if he’s performing that well in AAA
AddisonStreet has been very mean lately, and doesn’t get rave reviews on their mood (refer to A-Rod article)
I was hoping someone claimed him honestly. He’s not good at anything, and the jokes about him are the same everytime he does anything decent in a game