Shin-Soo Choo is trying not to listen to the trade rumors that have started percolating around him in the past few weeks.

"When I first heard about the rumors, I said, 'Really?' " said Choo. "A few minutes later, I said, 'I can't control that. Why worry about it?' "

The latest Choo rumor has Pittsburgh pursuing the left-handed-hitting right fielder. The bait reportedly is outfield prospect Starling Marte. The Pirates just promoted Marte to the big leagues, and it could be to showcase him to the Indians.