The Rangers placed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the 10-day injured list due to a right hand sprain, the team announced. Choo’s placement is retroactive to Setpember 8. Rougned Odor will take Choo’s spot on the active roster, as the second baseman has recovered from an eye infection and been activated from his own 10-day IL stint.
With the Rangers at 14-27 and well out of contention, it seems eminently possible that we’ve seen the last of Choo this season. This injury could also spell the end of Choo’s Rangers tenure, as he’s due to reach free agency in the winter.
Choo, now 38, signed a seven-year, $130MM contract with the Rangers before the 2014 season. He was coming off strong offensive runs with the Indians and Reds at the time, and has continued as an above-average batter with the Rangers. The switch-hitting Choo has only produced 8.7 fWAR in Texas, though, largely owing to an inability to contribute much value on defense. And 2020 has been Choo’s worst season as the plate as a Ranger, as he has hit a measly .229/.318/.395 in 126 PA. Regardless of whether Choo plays again this year, he’ll have to decide in the offseason if he’s going to call it a career or seek another deal.
which is worse news, Choo hitting the IL or Odor being activated?
Odor being activated
Odor by a mile. If there is a silver lining with Odor is that he is so horrific he can help increase the Rangers odds of getting the first draft pick.
Oh boy! Odor is back. All is right with the world!
Is saying “he’s a bad Odor” too low fruit of a comment?
Nope, that’s a good one
Have any roads teams played Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘That Smell’ when he comes up?
More like “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road” by Loudan Wainwright III
And just like that, Odor is in starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Halos……oh boy
A visit to the local barber won’t be a bad thing for Rougned Odor. A trading partner like the Yankees makes sense too as New York has strict non-facial air policy, thank you!
This gives us a better chance to lose, which I am all for. I want Kumar. Right now, I am also a Red Sox, Pirates, and Royals fan.
As for Choo, I will miss him. He is a great and underappreciated person. He is actually the only player I have an autograph from, and I am totally fine with that. He may not be worth his 21 million dollar price tag, but it also isn’t fair the slander he gets for that 21 million dollar price tag. He had fun with in the game, and he has made it enjoyable to be a Rangers fan over the past 6 years.
If this is the end of his career, his final line goes as follows:
.274/.376/.447/.824 He had 1670 hits, 218 home runs, and 157 stolen bases. He also has a career 122 ops+.
One of the greatest South Korean players ever, and he definatley left a good mark on the game. As for Odor…
You’re just mad because Odor messes with your head.
No, I’m mad because Odor messes with his own head.
It is shocking to go through Choo’s career and to see the numbers he’s put up while only garnering one measly all star appearance. He’d honestly be considered close to a star caliber player had he played his prime years in LA or NY or Boston.
Yeah JD took some flak for that deal. But I have honestly loved having Choo in Texas, the dude is a productive and consistent hitter. Sad to see him go.
Yeah JD took some flak for that deal, but personally I have loved having Choo in Texas, the dude is a productive and consistent hitter. Sad to see him go.
Guys, really? Shin-Soo Choo is not and never has been a switch hitter. So sick of these writers posting these things without anyone proof-reading……