中英對照讀新聞》Choo Shin-soo becomes latest Korean big leaguer to come home 秋信守成為最新一位回國發展的韓籍大聯盟球員
Choo Shin-soo, a former All-Star outfielder for the Texas Rangers, signed a 2.7 billion contract to play for the SK Wyverns, which will soon be taken over by the retailer Shinsegae Group.
Following a 16-year big league career, Choo immediately becomes the highest-paid player in Korea Baseball Organization history. The 38-year-old also joins a long list of former Korean major leaguers who began their professional careers outside the country but chose to end them on home soil.
But few of those players could match Choo’s Major League Baseball credentials. With 218 home runs, 782 RBIs, 157 steals and a .275/.377/.447 slash line over 1,652 games, Choo isn’t just the greatest Korean position player in MLB. He is also one of the very best to come from Asia.
take over：片語，接手（管、任）、繼任、收購。例句：He just took over as manager.（他剛接任經理一職。）
credential：名詞，資歷（格）證明（書）、外交使節的到任國書。例句：All the candidates had excellent academic credentials.（所有候選人都有優秀的學歷。）
position player：名詞，投手以外的球員。例句：This year’s Yankees had no starting position player on the All-Star team.（今年的洋基隊沒有球員入選全明星隊的先發野手、捕手或指定打擊。）