Rangers Spring Training – Left Field – Shin-Soo Choo and more

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 Michael Choice

Mar 5, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Michael Choice (32) warms up in left field during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Choice probably won’t make the 25-man roster by opening day, but it is likely that he will make some time during the season.  Choice only played in 9 games last year for the Oakland Athletics, but did play when he was given the opportunity to play.  Michael Choice had a batting line of .278/.316/.333/.649.  Choice does have plenty of experience all throughout the outfield and it is likely that he will get some time in left.

“Michael is a guy we followed in his amateur days literally down the block,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “He has a chance to hit and hit for power, is athletic and can play all three outfield spots.” (Richard Durrett – ESPN Dallas)

Choice was also very successful at the minor league level.  Overall, he has a batting line of .290/.376/.482/.858 with 82 doubles and 61 home runs over 4 seasons.   He was also recently named one of the top 100 prospect coming in at number 72.

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