Rangers sign Choo to 7-year deal

Updated: December 27, 2013

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Shin-Soo Choo, one of the most sought-
after free agents this offseason, has found a suitor in the Texas Rangers.

Choo and the Rangers agreed on a seven-year contract Friday, whose $130-
million price tag was previously reported by CBSSports.com.

Choo is coming off a season that saw him post a career-high .423 on-base
percentage in 154 games for the Reds, whose $14.1 million qualifying offer was
rejected by the outfielder.

The Reds acquired Choo in a three-team trade last offseason, and he was
productive out of the leadoff spot, hitting .285 with 21 home runs, 54 runs
batted in and 20 steals.

The 31-year-old South Korean has hit .288 over nine seasons with Seattle,
Cleveland, and Cincinnati, totaling 104 home runs and 427 RBI with a .389 on-

More to follow.