Texas Rangers Choo Shin Soo Hits Homerun
Michael Song, June 14, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers homered in his first game back from a leg injury. Choo launched a solo shot against the Oakland Athletics starter Sean Manaea in the top of the fifth in Oakland on Monday (local time). It was Choo's first home run of the year, and cut the Rangers' deficit to 10-2. Choo went 1-for-4 with a walk, as the Rangers got blown out 14-5 at O.co Coliseum.
Choo was activated from the 15-day disabled list (DL) earlier in the day, having dealt with a strained left hamstring since May 23. He batted a lead off and played in right field. This was only Choo's seventh game of the season. Earlier in the year, he missed time with a strained right calf muscle, and played just one game before going back on the DL with the hamstring ailment. He entered the game batting .188 with an RBI, six walks and one steal.
Elsewhere in the majors, Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins went hitless in an away game against the Los Angeles Angels. Batting sixth as the designated hitter, Park went 0-for-4 with a walk at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. He also struck out two times in the Twins' 9-4 victory.
Park's batting average went down from .212 to .207. He has now been hitless for three games in a row. "I'm going through trail and error," Park said about his recent performance. "But this is a thing I have to overcome without a lot of talk."