Found February 12, 2013 on Red Hot Mama:
The Cincinnati Reds’ new lead-off hitter, Shin-Soo Choo, has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, avoiding arbitration. Choo filed for $8 million. The Reds countered at $6.75 million. They both settled in the middle at $7,375,000. Starters Mat Latos and Homer Bailey are the two remaining arbitration-eligible players. As for Choo, he will definitely be an upgrade in the top spot of the lineup. But since this is a Dusty Baker team that follows Dusty’s Rules, that lead-off person has to play center field. Choo is a right fielder, though, who hasn’t played center field in more than a handful of major league games. There’s been a lot of speculation about how he’ll fare, but no interviews with the player himself. Yesterday, Enquirer reporter John Fay finally had the chance to ask Choo some questions. Shin-Soo Choo admits moving to center field is a process. “I’m not comfortable there yet,” he said. “At the major league level, I played 99 percent of my games in right field. I’ll try. I...
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