Rangers Agree To Seven Year, $130 Million Deal With Choo

An article by posted on December 21, 2013

Shin-Soo Choo

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports, that the Texas Rangers have agreed to a seven-year deal with free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo worth a reported $130 million dollars.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Choo turned down a seven-year, $140 million offer from the Yankees before they signed Carlos Beltran, so this is not in the least bit surprising.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels reportedly offered Choo a seven-year deal at the Winter Meetings, but no dollar amount was specified.

The former Reds center fielder will take his career .389 on-base percentage to Texas where he’ll provide plenty of RBI opportunities for newly acquired first baseman, Prince Fielder.

Choo, 31, batted .285/.423/.462 last season with 21 home runs, 54 RBI and 20 stolen bases.

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