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Reds, Indians, D-backs shuffle nine players in trade

The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal last night.

Centerfielder Drew Stubbs was sent from Cincinnati to Cleveland as part of the nine-player swap.

In addition to Stubbs, the Indians received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, and right-handers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks.

Cleveland shipped Choo, infielder Jason Donald and about $3.5 million to the Reds, while sending lefthanded reliever Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson to Arizona.

The Diamondbacks also received shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati.

Choo, who has been Cleveland's primary rightfielder since 2006, will play centerfield and bat leadoff for Cincinnati. The 30-year-old Choo batted .283 with 16 homers and 67 RBIs in 155 games last season.

The speedy Stubbs, who stole 30 bases last season, helped the Reds to NL Central titles in 2010 and 2012. -- AP

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