Choo negotiations "could move quickly," per Scott Boras. Rumor:Boston in. we shall see
Sources: Orioles active in free agent talks for bats and arms; have interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez. @FOXSports1
I don't really see it happening, but I was told last night Yanks were still in on Choo.
Source: Tigers are hot for a left-handed outfield bat; Shin-Soo Choo is their top target.
Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
Some rival evaluators believe that Shin-Soo Choo will now land in Detroit, to play LF. We'll see.
CBSSports.com "The Rangers are considering a run at top-tier free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo but have apparently ruled out the other top free agent outfielder, Jacoby Ellsbury. Texas needs to replace the offense provided by Nelson Cruz, and assuming the Rangers don't re-sign Cruz, Choo fits the bill...." November 18
MLB teams say Scott Boras seeking a Shin-Soo Choo contract worth more than Jayson Werth's $126M deal with #nationals.
Boras is trying to push Choo as a $90 million player, according to a person who spoke to the agent.
Clarification on something I reported earlier. #Mariners want Ellsbury or Choo plus starting pitcher. Not on Napoli, but will seek RH bat.
The @Reds make qualifying offer to OF Shin-Soo Choo.
CBSSports.com "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01
CBSSports.com "Lots of big names -- including Carlos Beltran Japan's Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann and even Shin-Soo Choo -- were discussed at the Yankees organizational meetings over the past couple days. The names of Beltran Tanaka and McCann have been connected to the Yankees before but Choo is a fairly new..." October 23
Fansided "It’s not a big surprise that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is already getting some interest from a couple teams around the league especially those with enough money to pull him away from Cincinnati. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports Choo may be getting some interest from former..." October 19
Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo has no doubts the Reds will be back in the playoffs but he doesn't know if he will be with them. Choo scored both runs in the Reds' 6-2 Wild Card Game loss to the Pirates on Tuesday homering in what may have been his final at-bat in a Reds uniform. The Reds traded for Choo last..." October 02
CBSSports.com "Rare has one contract prediction created such a stir as when one unnamed general manager suggested in a rundown of the top 30 free agents last month that Reds outfielder/leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo would get “$90 million to $100 million” via the free-agent market this winter. Commenters tweeps..." September 25
CBSSports.com "The Reds are heading into the middle game of their weekend series without leadoff man and center fielder Shin-Soo Choo who jammed his left thumb with a head-first slide into first base Friday night. Reds manager Dusty Baker said he doesn't know whether Choo will miss just one game or more..." September 21
Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo isn't thinking about the 2014 season. His agent Scott Boras sure is but Choo is enjoying what for him is a rare meaningful September. For the first time since he's been a regular player Choo is in the midst of a pennant race -- that takes precedent over his impending free-agent..." September 20
Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo has made made several nice plays in center field over the last couple of days, going deep into the gaps to make catches. Choo's move to center was one of the major questions about the Reds this year. He's had a couple of little blips, but it's been largely a non-factor,..." May 31
Fox Sports Ohio "When fans are asked who is the best player wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform, it is seemingly a slam-dunk question, a toss-up question until the tougher ones are asked. “Joey Votto,” is the quick answer. The man himself, Joey Votto, has a different answer. “Shin-Soo Choo,” he says...." May 31
Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo had one word to describe his feelings about returning to Cleveland: "Excited." Choo, of course, spent 6 1/2 years with the Indians before being traded to the Reds in the offseason. "For six years, I went to the home clubhouse," he said. "Now, I'm going to the visitors'..." May 29
New York Post "It was intended as a joke. “Outfield? What outfield?” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson quipped at the GM meetings in November, referring to the unproven outfielders on the team’s roster. However, Alderson’s joke morphed into reality — the Mets’ outfield has been a revolving door. Perhaps..." May 21
Dayton Daily News "Shin-Soo Choo's first home run landed in the nightclub beyond the left-field fence, catching by surprise revelers distracted by the Miami Heat on TV. His second homer dropped into the right-field bullpen amid Marlins relievers, who saw ball coming. Clearing the hard-to-reach fence both ways,..." May 16
Cincinnati Enquirer "With the Reds down to their last strike, Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back home runs off of Braves closer Craig Kimbrel to give the Reds a 5-4 victory over the Braves at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. Kimbrel had a full count on Mesoraco when the pinch-hitter hit a shot to..." May 08
MLB.com "Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo was out of the lineup Sunday, one day after he had to be scratched with back spasms. "He's still a little sore, but I had him off today anyway," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He just came in for treatment. I have him as kind of a question mark [on Monday]...." March 17
Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds have won four straight, including the win over Team Canada, to improve to 5-11. The arms: Mat Latos went four innings and allowed a run on two hits. He walked none and struck out six. He gave up hits to the first two batters he faced and then retired 11 of 12. The other hitter reached..." March 13
Red Reporter "There was a lot of talk last season about how Great American Ball Park was a boon to Ryan Ludwick's floundering career. And, in some sense, it was. But probably not in the way we would have expected. In 2012, Ludwick produced no matter where he was. His wOBA and wRC+ were essentially even at home..." February 21
Columbus Dispatch "Shin-Soo Choo has made 10 starts in center field in his eight seasons in the major leagues. He’l l get a chance to win the job during his first spring training with the Cincinnati Reds. If that doesn’t work out, the defending National League Central champions will have to do some..." February 18
Cincinnati Enquirer "Shin-Soo Choo drew quite a crowd on the first day of camp. Twenty-five members of the South Korean media, representing 12 organizations, were at the Reds' spring training complex to cover him. They followed his every move -- from the batting cages for early work to outfield practice to..." February 16
CBSSports.com "The Reds have signed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a one-year, $7.375 million contract, avoiding arbitration, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. Choo, 30, rebounded from an injury-plagued 2011 season to have a .283/.373/.441 (131 OPS+) line with Cleveland over 155 games in 2012. The Reds..." February 11
Red Reporter "Last night, the Reds pulled off their first big trade of the offseason, acquiring outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and infielder Jason Donald from the Indians. What kind of player did the Reds pick up? Let's take a closer look. Choo was signed by the Mariners out of South Korea at the age of 18, and..." December 12
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians on Tuesday night received four players in a three-team, nine-player trade with Cincinnati and Arizona. Here's how the deal breaks down: • The Indians received outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Reds and three pitchers from Arizona: right-hander Trevor Bauer, the third pick in the..." December 12
Foxsports.com "Another day, another major trade. The Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-team blockbuster involving nine players on Tuesday night. Are you ready? • The Reds obtained outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and infielder Jason Donald from the Indians. • The..." December 11
CBSSports.com "The Reds, Indians and Diamondbacks finalized a deal Tuesday night that sends OF Shin-Soo Choo and IF Jason Donald to Cincinnati, OF Drew Stubbs, RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Matt Albers and RHP Bryan Shaw to Cleveland, while the Diamondbacks receive SS Didi Gregorius, LHP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson...." December 11
Red Reporter "Ken Rosenthal has it from a source: Three-team trade, per source, will look like this: Choo, Jason Donald to #Reds, Gregorius to #Diamondbacks, Stubbs, AZ pitcher to #Indians. I really, really like this deal for the Reds. Shin-Soo Choo gets on base like a monster and Jason Donald is a..." December 11
CBSSports.com "The Reds and Indians are deep in talks on a trade that would send Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati. 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..." December 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Shin-Soo Choo won't play for South Korea in the World Baseball Classic in March. That would qualify as a subtle message that 2013 is all about maximizing his value in free agency -- if agent Scott Boras hadn't already banged pots and pans, and shouted those intentions through a..." November 14
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was the only Indians player named as a finalist for a Gold Glove award. The awards will be announced Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Choo's competition among American League right fielders is Kansas City's Jeff Francouer and Oakland's Josh Reddick. The Indians..." October 30
Cleveland Plain Dealer "No matter where Shin-Soo Choo plays next year, he needs to find a way to hit left-handers again. If not, his value will decrease should the Indians try to trade him or when he becomes a free agent after the 2013 season. Choo is hitting .175 (31-for-177) with eight doubles, two homers and six..." September 20
CBSSports.com "The Indians, resigned to the idea that they won't be able to sign star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a contract extension, will listen again to trade offers for Choo this winter. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said they have tried to extend Choo "multiple times'' over the past few years,..." August 24
Cleveland Plain Dealer "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..." July 30
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The numbers say Shin-Soo Choo has found a home in the leadoff spot. The next question is, for how long? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," said manager Manny Acta. Acta moved Choo into the leadoff spot May 14 against the Twins at Target Field. Since then, he's hitting .394 (13-for-33), with..." May 24
Akron Beacon Journal "Shin-Soo Choo's slow start seems to be over. He homered and doubled Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins and has hit safely in 11 of his past 12 games, compiling a .302 batting average with two home runs, three doubles, four RBI and six runs scored. "We're not going to go anywhere unless Choo..." May 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Derek Lowe just walked the leadoff man in the ninth inning Tuesday at Target Field. He was 2-1 on the next batter, Ryan Doumit, when catcher Lou Marson walked to the mound to try and put the brakes on Lowe, who prefers to pitch in fifth gear. "'Hey, doesn't Manny [Acta] know I'm 39, not 19?'"..." May 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Manny Acta is looking for a leadoff hitter who can get on base and give his offense a chance to score more than the seven runs they did in the three-game losing streak they took into Monday night's game against the Twins. Johnny Damon has a .196 on-base percentage since joining the team..." May 15
Akron Beacon Journal "Even though Shin-Soo Choo missed his fifth game in a row Sunday because of a slight hamstring strain, manager Manny Acta had a positive report about his right fielder. "He's OK," Acta said. "We'll see how he comes back after the activities he did with Lonnie today. I anticipate that he'll be..." April 30
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians GM Chris Antonetti and manager Manny Acta juggled outfielders all spring training trying to find the right combination of bodies. They're still juggling today. Shin-Soo Choo's tight left hamstring has made the exercise trickier. It could get even more complicated depending on how long..." April 26
Akron Beacon Journal "What is it about Shin-Soo Choo that makes pitchers think they can use him for target practice? We might never know, but the apparent inescapable urge to throw at him created another near melee early in the Indians' 11-9, 10-inning win over the Royals Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium. Choo..." April 15
Cleveland Plain Dealer "A plastic thumb protector kept Shin-Soo Choo off the disabled list Monday night. An inside pitch from Chris Sale hit Choo on the left thumb and knocked him down in the sixth inning of a 4-2 loss at Progressive Field. "If it wasn't for the protector, my thumb would have been broken again,"..." April 11