CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that the Reds are "deep in talks" with the Indians to acquire outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.
The Indians would receive center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in return. Meanwhile, the Reds would get another player in addition to Choo. Knobler hears that the Indians plan to use Choo in center field and out of the leadoff spot. It's an interesting fit from a defensive perspective, as Choo has only played center field 10 times in the majors, including once since 2006, but he would fit very nicely in their lineup. The 30-year-old projects to make around $7-8 million in arbitration this winter and can become a free agent next offseason.