Top 10 Free Agent Signings in Texas Rangers History

Chris Giles
UNDATED: TEXAS RANGERS PITCHER NOLAN RYAN STRETCHES BEFORE THROWING . Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT
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#4- Shin-Soo Choo (from Cincinnati Reds, 2014-2020)

Shin-Soo Choo started his MLB career in 2005 when he was a member of the Seattle Mariners.  After 14 games over two seasons, Choo was traded to Cleveland.  After seven years in Cleveland, Choo was traded to the Cincinnati Reds.  Choo played one season in Cincinnati before he was granted free agency.

On December 27, 2013, Shin-Soo Choo signed a free agent deal to play for the Texas Rangers.  According to baseball-reference.com, Choo earned a salary of $14M during the first year of his deal with Texas.  During his seven years with the Rangers, Choo earned $130M.  In 2018, at the age of 35, Choo represented Texas in his only all-star game.  In 799 games with Texas, Choo had 771 hits, scored 464 runs, hit 114 home runs, added 355 RBI’s, had a .260 BA, and had a .363 OBP.

For his MLB career, Choo played 16 seasons, played 1,652 games, had 1,671 hits, 339 doubles, 218 home runs, 782 RBI’s, a .275 BA, and a .377 OBP.

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