Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo agreed to a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Saturday.
The deal is pending a physical and includes a limited no-trade clause.
Choo, 31, was Cincinnati's leadoff hitter for 143 games last season, when he had a .423 on-base percentage. He hit .285 with 21 homers, 54 RBIs, 107 runs and 20 steals.
Choo's addition almost certainly closes the door on the possible return of free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Texas will lose its first-round draft pick by signing Choo.
Lindsey Vonn's comeback hit another bump. After hitting a small compression rise during a World Cup downhill at Val d'Isere, France, she came down hard on her damaged right knee and skied off the course while boyfriend Tiger Woods watched. Vonn said she had "not hurt herself more than I'm already hurt" and felt she could still make it to February's Sochi Olympics. In a tweet posted several hours later, she suggested her entire ACL is damaged again. "Skiing with no ACL is hard!"
It was her fourth World Cup race since reconstructive knee surgery in February. She reinjured the knee in November. She doesn't expect to race until January.
Bayern Munich beat Raja Casablanca 2-0 in Marrakech, Morocco, for its first Club World Cup. The European champion won its fifth soccer title of the season.
Staff writer Alex Pavlovic and MCT Information Services contributed to this report.