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Red Sox Claim Choi Off Waivers

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Red Sox Claim Choi Off Waivers
The Boston Red Sox claimed first baseman Hee-Seop Choi off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Choi batted .253 with 15 HR's and 42 RBI last year. [Full MLB Press Release]
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Re: Red Sox Claim Choi Off Waivers
[ Author: himself | Posted: Mar 26, 2006 8:48 AM | FSH Fan ]

Don't the Red Sox already have Youkilis and Snow (and Ortiz in emergency) at first? Maybe they're just stockpiling players.
Re: Red Sox Claim Choi Off Waivers
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Mar 27, 2006 1:45 AM ]

Choi still has 2 option years left, and he was claimed off the waivers so the Red Sox didn't lose anything. Red Sox had spots on their 40 man after John Flaherty retired and Choi should start the year in Pawtucket.
Re: Red Sox Claim Choi Off Waivers
[ Author: Guest: John Brooks | Posted: Mar 27, 2006 8:56 AM ]

- Don't the Red Sox already have Youkilis and Snow (and Ortiz in emergency) at first? Maybe they're just stockpiling players.

Choi, most likely, will be put into a platoon with Kevin Youkilis at first base. Choi could also see time at DH, with J.T. Snow being the backup first baseman. Snow's hitting hasn't been the same the last few years, but Snow is still one of the major league's top defensive first baseman.
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