The story of a three-team trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians is picking up steam again, but not in the same proportions as reported during the Winter Meetings.
Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo would be going to the Reds alongside infielder Jason Donald, in exchange for center fielder Drew Stubbs and a yet undetermined pitcher from Arizona, which would get shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX News.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer is also reporting that, unlike previous discussions, the current trade proposal does not include shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Rosenthal adds that Tyler Skaggs is unlikely to be dealt. Hoynes also says this deal could include between seven and nine players.
Choo would be mostly used by the Reds as a center fielder. However, he has only played 10 games in the majors playing this position, while spending most of his big league service time in right field. He hit .283 with 16 home runs, 67 RBI and 21 stolen bases for Cleveland in 2012.