• Sources: Choo passes physical, joins Rangers

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Dec 27, 2013
    Choo agreed to a seven-year, $130 million contract with the Rangers on Saturday, pending a physical. Choo's seven-year deal, which sources said is worth $130 million, puts the Rangers over their targeted budget. The Rangers officially announced the signing of free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo at an introductory news conference at the Ballpark in Arlington on Friday. That was Nelson Cruz's number during his time with the Rangers. The most interesting part might have been the not-so-subtle signal from the Rangers that free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz will not be coming back to Arlington. It is the third-highest contract given out to a free agent this winter, surpassed by the 10-year $240 million contract that second baseman Robinson Cano agreed to with the Mariners and the seven-year, $153 million contract Jacoby Ellsbury received from the Yankees.
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      Source: nytimes.com
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      The Rangers not only signed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, they also gave him the No. 17 jersey. That was Nelson Cruz's number during his time with the Rangers. Cruz remains a free agent, and Choo's signing makes it a near certainty that he is not returning …
      Source: MLB.com
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