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The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and infielder-outfielder Jason Donald to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Drew Stubbs.
The deal came Tuesday night. The Indians are working on other deals, including one that could include shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
Choo, who has been Cleveland's primary right fielder for the Indians since 2006, will likely play center and bat leadoff for Cincinnati.
Dealing Choo was almost a necessity for the Indians. He was entering the final year of his contract and is eligible for free agency in 2013. The Indians have not been able to work out a deal with agent Scott Boras, who has turned down several extensions in recent years.
The 30-year-old Choo batted .283 with 16 homers and 67 RBIs in 155 games last season. Donald hit .202 in 43 games.
Stubbs has played center exclusively for the Reds. He batted .213 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs, and struck out 166 times in 493 at-bats.
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Tuesday evening, several eyebrows were raised when the Indians, Reds, and Diamondbacks pulled off a three-way blockbuster. Some raised their eyebrows because the Diamondbacks dealt a top pitching prospect for a shortstop who might never hit. Some raised their eyebrows because the Indians managed to get that pitching prospect for one year of an outfielder. Some raised their eyebrows...
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians completed a deal that will send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds. He adds that Jason Donald is also headed to Cincinnati.
Earlier today, we learned that the teams were discussing a trade involving the Choo. The outfielder, who is a free-agent after the season, hit .283/.373/.441 with 16 home runs...
To quote the great Nick Gilbert…. “What’s Not To Love?”
I have killed Chris Antonetti time and time again for his head scratching roster decisions, but none of those will be mentioned in this piece. I am here to stand up, clap, and give the much maligned Tribe GM his proper due.
Throughout this offseason, the Indians have been in the center of activity in baseball’s hot...
The Reds and Indians are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and another piece to the Reds for Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius , Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports.
The Reds plan to use Choo in center field and as their leadoff man, but he has little experience in center field as he has logged only 10 games there.
Choo who is a free-agent after the...
Shin-Soo Choo makes the Reds lineup look pretty. No more will they have to search for a lead-off hitter with a solid OBP. I do feel bad for the guy in charge of explaining to Dusty why Choo's OBP should be coveted and they shouldn't mourn the loss of Stubbs. "Oh bee pees are fine and dandy...If you're a dandy. I play a man's game where hitters swing the bat...
An interesting note from Jayson Stark today:
Also heard from 2 execs that #Pirates were one of teams on periphery of 4-team trade talks at winter meetings. Had interest in Shin-Soo Choo
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 11, 2012
That four team deal seems dead, considering James Shields has already been traded. Shields was one of the big names mentioned in the trade, and was...
The Reds and Indians are deep in talks that would send Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
The Indians would receive center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in return. The Reds are expected to receive another player in addition to Choo.
The Reds plan to use Choo in center field and as their leadoff man. Choo has played just 10...
Terry Francona is going to enjoy his time in Cleveland if general manager Chris Antonetti keeps fleecing teams like he did on Tuesday.
The Indians, Diamondbacks and Reds completed a big, three-way trade that should have Cleveland fans ecstatic, Cincinnati fans pleased and Arizona fans left wondering what exactly just happened. The Tribe received a potential ace in Trevor Bauer, the...
Trading Shin-Soo Choo netted the Indians a pitcher with a ton of potential in Trevor Bauer, but it also left them with a hole in their lineup. They’re apparently now focused on filling that hole.
According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Indians are continuing an aggressive pursuit of Nick Swisher, who would essentially replace Choo in right field.
Signing Swisher won’t be easy...
The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati, major-league sources confirmed to FOXSports.com.
Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, who first reported the serious talks, said the Indians would obtain center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in the deal.
The Reds would receive a position player...
The Diamondbacks acquired a shortstop, Didi Gregorius, without giving up right fielder Justin Upton.
The Indians acquired a young starter, right-hander Trevor Bauer, without giving up shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
But man, I love Tuesday's nine-player blockbuster for the Reds.
Their offseason wish list -- a closer, a left fielder, a center fielder/leadoff man -- is virtually...