The story seemed to be there — a local kid who went to college locally and came back home via trade with all kinds of potential to possibly be a Rangers outfielder for the foreseeable future.
On Wednesday night in Arlington, Choice made his season debut against the team that traded him to the Rangers and he fell flat on his face once again.
Choice entered the game late in right field after being called up from Round Rock earlier in the day. He got one at-bat (a strikeout) and made an awful misjudgment on a ball in right field that was scored a two-base error, allowing a guy to go to turn a single into essentially a triple.
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It was so bad, it was almost comical, especially coming from Choice who had a good couple of games to start his Rangers career in 2014 before going on to hit in the .180s and spent a good chunk of time in Round Rock, where he'd been all of 2015 until Wednesday.
In Round Rock this year, Choice was hitting just .242 with a .299 on-base percentage — hardly numbers worthy of a call-up. There's a pretty solid chance that one at-bat and that one botched play in right will be it for Choice in Arlington this year, and that's just fine by us.