It was reported earlier that the Rangers could bring back free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz – and that his representatives have met with the club with another meeting possibly scheduled for later this evening.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney –
Olney reports that some executives around the league could see Choo falling to a team like Detroit sometime after the Winter Meetings.
Choo, 31, put up a .285/.423/.462 line for the Cincinnati Reds in 2013 with 21 homeruns, 54 RBI, 133 Ks, 112 walks and 20 stolen bases over 569 at-bats, primarily as the leadoff hitter.
Choo’s .423 on base percentage was second in the National League behind teammate Joey Votto (.435) and fourth overall in Major League Baseball. His 112 walks ranked him second in all of MLB – again trailing only Votto (135).
Choo is a career .288/.389/.465 hitter over nine seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and Reds.