Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo donating $190K to minor leaguers

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo donating $190K to minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is giving $1,000 each to 191 minor league players in the Texas organization.

"I can help other people", Choo, who is heading into his final year of a $130 million, seven-year contract, said Wednesday in a conference call.

The MLB announced on Tuesday that it would be extending financial support for minor leaguers, offering each player $400 a week until May 31.

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

According to Jake Seiner of the Associated Press, Murphy has donated &100,000 to More Than Baseball, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better future for minor league players. "Now a lot of things I have is because of baseball". Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News confirms the story and has more on Choo's donation. I don't want players to have to do the same thing.

When he and his wife Won Mi Ha had their first child, Alan, in 2005, Choo said he had trouble having enough money to buy diapers. While he began sharing his baseball experiences with the younger players, Choo desired to do something more.

The league initially said on March 19 that it would only provide the weekly allowances through April 8, the day before the season was set to begin, but as the coronavirus situation continues to become more dire, the commissioner's office has made a decision to extend those benefits. His big deal with the Rangers came after his only season in Cincinnati, when he hit.285 and had a.423 on-base percentage in 2013.

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