Jul 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo (17) during batting practice prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. . Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Rangers not interested in Shin-Soo Choo’s current price


If Shin-Soo Choo is going to be a member of the Texas Rangers organization, he’ll need to drop his asking price significantly as the team is not interested in Choo at his current price tag.

The Rangers have heard Shin-Soo Choo’s asking price and they are not interested in meeting it. The Rangers have met with agent Scott Boras here at the Winter Meetings and right now he is asking for close to the same seven-year, $153 million contract that Jacoby Ellsbury received from the Yankees.

The Rangers aren’t interested in doing that even though they like the idea of him being their leadoff hitter. Sources said the Rangers aren’t going to sign Choo unless the price comes down considerably.

It’s a pretty understandable stance – a stance likely echoed by many teams as Choo still sits without a contract with other top free agents like Robinson Cano, Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and more have already signed.

It shouldn’t be overlooked that the Rangers do have interest in Choo, of course, but simply won’t pay him his current asking price. How much he needs to come down, is currently not known.

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