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Rotoworld wrote:Shin-Soo Choo is being called up to replace the injured Jeremy Reed on Seattle's roster.
Choo had been red hot of late and was hitting .327/.401/.506 overall. A left-handed hitter, he could move right into the same platoon role Reed occupied with Willie Bloomquist. Maybe he won't play quite that much initially, but he's definitely worth picking up in AL-only leagues. If he does get a couple of hundred at-bats over the rest of the season, he could swipe 10-12 bases.
Super Manny wrote:Logically, one has to ask what type of player Snelling is?
teddyballgamemvp wrote:Will Carroll at Baseball Prospectus is saying that he hears that Reed will need season-ending surgery, so Choo could play a lot this year. But those looking at him as a keeper should reconsider-- he has to return to Korea for his 2-year military service obligation (or else never return home) since he didn't make the WBC team that had their service time waived as a result of how well they did.
Seattle Times wrote:What does have him nervous is the prospect of spending two years in the South Korean military. It is a mandatory commitment, and he said he is scheduled to serve at the end of the season when his passport expires.
"My agent, Benny Looper, and Jim Na are trying to work something out," Choo said. "Hopefully they will. I love baseball. It is something I think about, but not a lot."
Na is the Mariners' baseball administration director.
Looper, the Mariners' vice president of player development, said he is confident Choo will not have to serve after the season.
"I think he is OK [here] for the next couple of years."
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