Coronavirus: Texas' Choo giving $1,000 to all 191 Rangers minor leaguers


For Shin-Soo Choo, that means remembering his almost seven years in the minor leagues, something he hasn't forgotten since becoming a full-time big leaguer.

Choo is going into the final season of a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers.

On Tuesday, MLB announced it would extend its initiative to provide financial support to minor league players through the end of May or the beginning of the minor league season, whichever comes first, according to a statement from the league.

"So, I want to say something: if we want it back to a normal life, everyone has to stay home".

Grant of the Dallas Morning News was able to confirm the story, which originated on the South Korean sports website Naver Sports. I had to plan things out.

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Choo also made a $200,000 donation earmarked for Daegu, South Korea, a city he said was hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Minor leaguer Eli White, who was in Rangers big league camp on a non-roster deal, sent Choo a text thanking him, and said the money would help him and his wife a lot.

Choo replied by telling White "don't worry about money" and assuring the 25-year-old he can come to Choo if he needs "something more".

Choo said he started thinking about how to help as the Rangers traveled on a charter flight from their Spring Training base in Arizona to Texas after Major League Baseball ordered the facilities shut down. While he began sharing his baseball experiences with the younger players, Choo desired to do something more.