Reports: Shin-Soo Choo to continue baseball career in Korea

Sep 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo (17) warms up before the game against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is expected to sign with SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization for the 2021 season, multiple outlets reported.

Choo, 38, spent the past seven seasons in Texas after signing a $130 million deal in December 2013.

The South Korea native signed with the Mariners in 2000 and made his major-league debut five years later. After just 14 games with Seattle, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 2006, then to Cincinnati before the 2013 season.

Choo made his only All-Star team in 2018.

In 1,652 games over 16 seasons, Choo hit .275 with 218 home runs and 782 RBIs. He had 1,671 hits and an on-base percentage of .377.

He was limited to 33 games in the injury-shortened 2020 season and hit .236 with five homers and 15 RBIs.

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–Field Level Media