Posted December 12, 2012

Indians trade Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati for Drew Stubbs in three-team deal

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The Indians traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds on Tuesday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night in a trade that involves three teams and nine players, reports CBSSports.com.

Indians shortshop Jason Donald is also going to the Reds with Choo, while Reds centerfielder Drew Stubbs and pitcher Patrick Corbin are headed to Cleveland.

The Indians also receive right-handed pitchers Trevor Bauer, Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reds minor league shortshop Didi Gregorius, Indians left-hander Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson were traded to the Arizona.

Indians may not be done working deals and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera could be the next one traded. To complete the trade, the Indians will send the Reds about $3.5 million to account for the differences in the projected salaries between Choo and Stubbs.

Choo, who played right field for the Indians and is entering free agency in 2013, will likely play center field and bat leadoff for the Reds. Choo hit .283 with 16 homers and 67 RBIs in 155 games last season.

Stubbs batted .213 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs, and but also struck out 166 times in 493 at-bats.


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