UPDATE 10:31 PM EST: Add the Reds as a team interested in Choo, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. While Indians are reluctant to trade Choo, they are looking for a big leaguer with less than three years service time, Rosenthal adds.
UPDATE 7:26 PM EST: A Choo-to-Texas deal is "not happening," reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Original Story: We're not sure whether the Cleveland Indians will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, but they may be interested in dealing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo regardless. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Indians know the chances are slim they can sign the Scott Boras client to a long-term deal, making a trade the logical move.
The Pirates, who have been linked to several corner outfielders, have recently checked in on the 30-year-old and the price would likely include outfielder Starling Marte, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Over 95 games, Choo has batted .295/.382/.489 in 422 plate appearances with 12 home runs and 11 stolen bases.