By STEPHEN HAWKINS
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Shin-Soo Choo acknowledges he will probably feel some pressure getting started on his big contract with the Texas Rangers to be their leadoff hitter.
"I'm human," Choo said Friday.
Choo, the 31-year-old outfielder who got a $130 million, 7-year free-agent deal from Texas, knows there are expectations for him to set a tone at the top of a remade offense. The Rangers want him to go deep into counts, seeing a lot of pitches like he has done in the past, and get on base ahead of fellow newcomer Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre.