Pirates, Reds Interested In Shin-Soo Choo

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 26: Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after the last out of the third inning against the Los Angeles of Anaheim on April 26, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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.

If the Indians do decide to move Choo, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers are the two teams most interested in acquiring him.

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.

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