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Ji-Man Choi/1B (signed MiL contract)


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More on him from Roch today.

http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2015/11/this-that-and-the-other-107.html

Roch says longshot to be opening day 1B, but then again I would say the same thing about Mancini and Walker, and you can't have all of them at AAA.

Only 24 years old, switch hitter. Advanced from A+ to AAA in 2013. Seems like this guy was progressing well but had a broken fibula in 2015. Anyone know the long term prognosis?

This guy does seem to have nugget potential.

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More on him from Roch today.

http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2015/11/this-that-and-the-other-107.html

Roch says longshot to be opening day 1B, but then again I would say the same thing about Mancini and Walker, and you can't have all of them at AAA.

Only 24 years old, switch hitter. Advanced from A+ to AAA in 2013. Seems like this guy was progressing well but had a broken fibula in 2015. Anyone know the long term prognosis?

This guy does seem to have nugget potential.

Also had a PED suspension. So, we'll see.

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More on him from Roch today.

http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2015/11/this-that-and-the-other-107.html

Roch says longshot to be opening day 1B, but then again I would say the same thing about Mancini and Walker, and you can't have all of them at AAA.

Only 24 years old, switch hitter. Advanced from A+ to AAA in 2013. Seems like this guy was progressing well but had a broken fibula in 2015. Anyone know the long term prognosis?

This guy does seem to have nugget potential.

We at the OH love our nuggets!!!

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He is currently in a DFA status and if waived, will be offered back to the Orioles. He would not need to be on the 40 man roster. His contract is 650,000 with 350,000 in incentives.

There's deep depth and all but I'd rather DD have that extra cash for the trade deadline. I know he's a defensive wiz, but so is Davis. Mancini started in Bowie because of the log jam at 1B/DH/COF. It's a milb signing but I just don't see how he cracks Norfolk's roster.

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It's strange that the Angels held onto this guy all season long and gave up him only 24 PAs, and yet now that their season is effectively doomed, they're dumping him. Seems like now would be the ideal time for them to hold onto a Rule 5 pick if they think he's going to be valuable someday.

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It's strange that the Angels held onto this guy all season long and gave up him only 24 PAs, and yet now that their season is effectively doomed, they're dumping him. Seems like now would be the ideal time for them to hold onto a Rule 5 pick if they think he's going to be valuable someday.

Maybe it is the money. I think he was meant to be a Pujols substitute while injured.

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Maybe it is the money. I think he was meant to be a Pujols substitute while injured.

Choi is pretty lucky. We signed him to a milb deal when Davis hadn't signed yet. Then the LAA Chris Gomez'd us for insurance for Pujols. He got to collect a mlb paycheck for a few months and can say he was an insurance policy for Davis and Pujols.

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I'd imagine though, that the O's would just say "no thanks" - right? There is no spot for him at AAA or AA.

Since they have no current obligation to the money? I'd say Dan is pretty happy where he is on this.

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Update:

The Angels have outrighted first baseman/Rule 5 pick Ji-Man Choi to Triple-A Salt Lake after he cleared waivers, and he accepted the assignment, tweets Adam Chodzko of the Angels’ media relations department. (Having been previously outrighted, Choi could have refused and elected free agency.) Choi, 24, saw just 24 plate appearances with the Halos this season and went 1-for-18, though he did draw six walks as well. That he cleared waivers means that all 29 other clubs, including the Orioles (from whom he was selected in last December’s Rule 5 Draft), passed on the opportunity to add him. With Trey Mancini and Christian Walker, two of the Orioles’ more highly regarded prospects, each present on the Triple-A Norfolk roster, it seems that Baltimore felt comfortable with its first base depth. Choi had only just signed a minors deal with the Orioles a couple of weeks prior to being taken in the Rule 5, so his history with the organization wasn’t particularly lengthy. He’ll now hope to build on his career .280/.379/.401 batting line at the Triple-A level and work his way back onto the Angels’ Major League roster.

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