(Reuters) – The Texas Rangers say they signed South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo to a hefty contract for his versatility and will use him mostly as their lead-off hitter and in left field. He gives us options,” Texas manager Ron Washington told reporters as Choo was officially introduced as a team member on Friday. The free agent signed a seven-year deal worth $130 million – the second-highest contract offered to a free agent by the Rangers behind Alex Rodriguez. Choo batted .285 for the Cincinnati Reds last season and had a .423 on-base percentage, the fourth-highest in the majors.
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