(NEW YORK) — The Texas Rangers and free agent outfielder Shin-Shoo Choo have agreed to a seven-year deal worth $130 million, according to ESPN.
The 31-year-old Choo was considered by many to be the top offensive player left on the market. He batted .285 with 21 home runs and 54 RBIs for the Cincinnati Reds last season.
Choo is widely regarded as one of the top leadoff hitters in the game. He will team up with Prince Fielder, who was acquired in a trade from the Detroit Tigers earlier this offseason, to lead a new-look Rangers offense. He will play alongside Alex Rios and Leonys Martin in the outfield.
The deal with Texas will include a limited no-trade clause and performance bonus package. Choo must pass a physical before it can be completed.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com