Jul 25, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo (17) at bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Texas Rangers to offer Shin-Soo Choo a five year deal?

The Texas Rangers have lost a couple key outfield bats over the last couple of seasons.

They lost left handed power hitter Josh Hamilton who left the team for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after making two trips to the World Series. This off-season they will more than likely lose left fielder Nelson Cruz, so they’re trying to find a solid replacement.

Now while the other professional baseball team (Houston Astros) in Texas is after Shin-Soo Choo, the Rangers are not too far behind in signing him. They could be facing a problem with Prince Fielder’s contract, so they might not have the money to give Choo a solid offer that Houston could.

The Rangers are a team that could contend, which could get Choo’s attention instead of Houston and their attempt to avoid losing 100 games again.

According to Jon Paul Morosi on Twitter, the Rangers appear comfortable giving Shin-Soo Choo a five year contract.

Choo could be looking to receive a deal equal to or worth more than Jacoby Ellsbury’s contract.

The Shin-Soo Choo games continue.

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