Choo agreed Monday with the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization on a one-year, $2.4 million contract, San Kang of The Dong-A Ilbo reports. Choo has been with the Rangers since the 2014 campaign, and following the expiration of his contract, he's elected to take his talents overseas. A return to MLB can't be ruled out at this point, though the 38-year-old's career certainly appears to be winding down.
Choo exited Sunday's game against the Astros with a mild left ankle sprain. The 38-year-old returned from the injured list stemming from a wrist injury in time for Sunday's series finale and led off with a bunt single for the Rangers, but he tumbled over first base and suffered the ankle injury. Choo's 2020 season -- and perhaps his time with the Rangers -- has come to an end. The 38-year-old is set to hit free agency this winter.
Choo (wrist) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday and will bat leadoff as the designated hitter against the Astros, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. The 38-year-old has been sidelined by the right wrist sprain since early September and was considered doubtful to retake the field this season, but he'll rejoin the lineup for what could be his final game with the Rangers. Choo has a .229/.317/.394 slash line with five homers, 15 RBI and six stolen bases in 32 games and is an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Choo (wrist) is doubtful to return this season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com report. Choo has been sidelined by a sprained right wrist, which was originally reported as a hand injury. Manager Chris Woodward said Choo is still having difficulty holding a bat. He'll become a free agent this offseason, so the Rangers will be getting a look at DH replacements for the rest of 2020.
Choo has been slow to recover from his hand injury, according to manager Chris Woodward, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. With just two weeks left in the regular season, it's looking possible that we've seen the last of Choo in 2020. He landed on the injured list earlier this week with a sprained right hand.