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Military Service for Choo?

Cleveland.com has an article today about how Choo is required to serve two years in the South Korean military. I don't know if this has been talked about before on this site, but this is the first time I've heard anything about it. The article says that the deadline for Choo to enter the military is 2010. Choo said that Korean athletes can be excused from military service if they do well in the Olympics, but of course he won't be on the Korean Olympic baseball team because he's playing in Cleveland. Does this change our hope for Choo to become a possible starting outfielder in the next couple years, even as a platoon player? It doesn't look like he'll be in Cleveland more than two years unless he can work out some type of agreement with the military to serve only in the offseason or something. Has this affected other Korean baseball players, such as Chan Ho Park or Byung-Hyun Kim? It doesn't look like either of their careers were interrupted by military service.

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