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Indians and Reds are talking about a Choo-for-Stubbs/Gregorius swap.
CBS Sports' Danny Knobler is reporting
that the Indians and Reds are talking about a trade involving Shin-Soo Choo:
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 games in center field for the Indians, none since 2009. But the Reds believe that whatever they lost defensively would be made up with Choo's offensive contributions.
The proposed return is pretty decent given that Choo would be a rental for the Reds, though I don't think either player helps the club in an area of need, even if the Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera.