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Chris Antonetti and the Indians front office have reportedly agreed to terms with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo which are said to be for approximately $4.9 million, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors. Said compensation amounts to a 25 percent raise over his 2011 figures.
In an injury-plagued campagin that limited him to 85 games played, Choo provided a sub-standard batting average of .259 with eight home runs and 36 runs batted in. For his career, Choo is a .291 hitter with an OPS of .856, averaging 21 home runs and 21 stolen bases in 2009 and 2010 — the Indians’ offensive success could largely hinge on the five-tool outfielder bouncing back to his career figures as will we be the team’s starting right fielder on opening day.