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Angels' Mike Scioscia likes Ji-Man Choi's swing

Angels' Mike Scioscia likes Ji-Man Choi's swing

An intriguing candidate for an Angels reserve job has caught the eye of Manager Mike Scioscia, and it has nothing to do with the player's catchy name: Ji-Man Choi.

Scioscia said Saturday that Choi "has a nice right-handed swing."

Told that the 24-year-old South Korean first baseman and outfielder, who was selected in the Rule 5 draft in December, didn't start switch-hitting until last year, Scioscia wasn't surprised.

"Eddie Murray didn't start switch-hitting until late in his minor league career, and he's in the Hall of Fame," Scioscia said. "And that was when he switched to left-handed, which he...

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