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