Choo Shin-soo, who played a big role in the major leagues, enters Korean professional baseball.
A major league official said that Choo Shin-soo recently agreed to a contract with the KBO League E-Mart club and plans to enter Korea this week.
It is known that the E-Mart club, which recently acquired SK Wyverns, will officially announce the joining of Choo Shin-soo sooner or later.
When Choo returns to Korea, he has to join SK, who nominated him in 2007 when he was nominated for overseas groups, and E-Mart, which acquired SK, continues to hold the nomination right.
Shin-soo Choo signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2001 when he was a student at Busan High School, crossed the Pacific Ocean, and made his debut in the big leagues under Seattle in 2005.
Over the next 16 seasons, he went through Cleveland, Cincinnati and Texas with a career batting average of 0.275, 1671 hits, 218 home runs, 961 points, 782 RBIs and 157 steals.
Choo Shin-soo, a major Asian player with the most home runs and RBIs in history, was selected as an All-Star in 2018 and was the 7th highest on-base ratio among active players who played more than 1,000 games, playing an active part as the best'Hotajun outfielder' in the big leagues. .
Choo Shin-soo, whose free agency contract of $130 million for seven years with the Texas Rangers ended last year, negotiated with multiple major league clubs, but could not reach the contract, and eventually chose to join the KBO league.
E-Mart, who announced aggressive investment by acquiring the SK club, is expected to join the competition to win this season with Choo Shin-soo, who has accumulated the most brilliant career in the major leagues as a KBO league player.
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