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Rangers' Choo Shin-soo becomes 3rd S. Korean to earn MLB All-Star selection

2018/07/09 09:25

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SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- Texas Rangers' Choo Shin-soo has become the third South Korean to earn selection to the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game.

Choo made the American League roster for the 89th MLB All-Star Game as an outfielder, according to the list unveiled by the league office on Monday (Korean time). The All-Star rosters are comprised of 32 players each for the American League and the National League.

Choo is now the third South Korean to appear at the MLB All-Star Game, followed by Park Chan-ho in 2001 and Kim Byung-hyun in 2002.

Choo, 35, on Sunday set a Rangers' single-season on-base record by reaching base in 47 consecutive games.

Choo has a .293 batting average, .399 on-base percentage and .903 OPS (on-base plus slugging) percentage in 86 games this season.

This year's MLB All-Star Game will be staged in Washington D.C. on July 17.

This photo taken by the Associated Press shows Texas Rangers' Cho Shin-soo hitting a single during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros on July 4, 2018. (Yonhap) This photo taken by the Associated Press shows Texas Rangers' Cho Shin-soo hitting a single during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros on July 4, 2018. (Yonhap)

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