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Posted : 2010-10-10 16:11
Updated : 2010-10-10 16:11

Cleveland Choo Shin-soo hoping to move to strong team


Choo Shin-soo
By Yoon Chul

Cleveland Indians outfielder Choo Shin-soo announced his hope to move to a better team, Sunday (KST).

“As with other players, I also want to transfer to a team which wins more,” Choo said at the airport in Los Angeles before heading to Korea to join the national team for the Asian Games.

“If I could move to a better team, I could generate a better record and improve more,” Choo said.

The Korean had the Tribe’s best batting record in 2010 with a .300 batting average, 22 home runs, 90 RBIs and 22 steals.

The Indians ended this season fourth among five teams in the central division in the American League.

“I haven’t had any contact from the new general manager. As Cleveland has nurtured many young good players next season, it will be strong,” Choo said implying he could stay with the Indians based on a new deal.

Local Cleveland newspapers and the Indians website have already mentioned that Choo attracts the most attention and holding onto the Korean is the first mission of the new general manager Chris Antonetti.

“But right now, my first consideration is not my future but Korea’s future.

“I will only focus on the Asian Games leaving all the work about any new team to my agent,” Choo said.

“I am free from injury. But as I played many games this season, physically my body is not in perfect condition,” Choo said.

“So I will very concentrate on getting myself in better shape,” added Choo.

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