Rangers introduce outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo

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Shin-Soo Choo of the Cincinnati Reds breaks his bat as he lines out in the 11th inning against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on August 11, 2013 in Cincinnati. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 4:18 PM

ARLINGTON –– Shin-Soo Choo has officially joined the Texas Rangers, a team that went into this offseason looking to remake its offense.

The 31-year-old South Korean was introduced Friday, and general manager Jon Daniels called him a "right fit" for the club.

Choo received a $130 million, seven-year contract. That deal was agreed upon last weekend, pending the completion of a physical.

He has a .288 career average and .389 on-base percentage in 853 major league games for Seattle (2005-06), Cleveland (2006-12) and Cincinnati.

He has at least 20 homers and 20 stolen bases three times, including last season when he started 150 games in center field and was the primary leadoff hitter for the Reds in his only year there.

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