Playing the Houston Astros over the past several season has helped many players break out of their slumps. Tonight it was Michael Choice‘s turn to finally break out of a funk that resulted earlier this season to him beginning optioned back down to the minors.
The Rangers recalled Michael Choice recently because Shin-Soo Choo was place on the disabled list to have season ending surgery.
.@Rangers place OF Shin-Soo Choo on 15-day DL (bone spur in left elbow, retro to 8/24); recall OF Michael Choice from Triple-A Round Rock.
— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) August 26, 2014
Choice has been one of the Rangers top prospects entering the season. They acquired him in the trade that sent outfielder Craig Gentry to the Oakland Athletics. Due to the loss of Engel Beltre early in spring training gave Michael Choice a spot on the Opening day roster.
Tonight against the Astros Michael Choice seemed to have it all figured out. After months of frustration and confusion at the plate everything appeared to fall in to place tonight. Entering tonight’s game he was 0 for 10 since he was recalled from the triple-A Round Rock Express. While he was with the Express he batted .267 with 7 home runs and 31 RBI over 43 games.
He went 3 for 4 tonight, had 3 RBI and a home run. Choice was a triple shy of the cycle tonight.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) August 30, 2014
He managed to bump his average up to .179 for the season. Hopefully this trend continues, his month of July was awful when he batted .111.
Watch: Michael Choice 3-run homer in the 4th inning