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Indians, Reds and Diamondbacks talking three-team trade

Dec 11, 2012, 8:05 PM EST

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Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reported earlier that the Reds were trying to acquire outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Indians, with Drew Stubbs and infield prospect Didi Gregorius heading to Cleveland in return. But that deal has since grown a bit larger.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, on the table now is a three-team blockbuster that would send Choo to Cincinnati along with infielder Jason Donald, Stubbs and a young Diamondbacks starting pitcher to the Indians, and Gregorius to the Snakes.

Patrick Corbin, Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs are the Arizona pitchers that are currently being discussed. Rosenthal thinks the D’Backs are least likely to want to move Skaggs and Bauer is a pretty highly-rated prospect, so we’d guess it’s going to be Corbin.

It’s not a sure thing that there will be a resolution to these discussions before the end of the night.

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UPDATE, 8:11 PM: Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona says the Diamondbacks will get more than just Gregorius and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer hears that nine total players could be involved.

UPDATE, 8:52 PM: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the part of the trade sending Choo and Donald to the Reds has been agreed upon, but also that there’s “a lot more” coming. So stay tuned.

UPDATE, 9:02 PM: According to MLB.com beat writer Steve Gilbert, the Diamondbacks and Indians have not yet finalized their end of the three-team swap. But the expectation is that they will soon.

UPDATE, 9:07 PM: Rosenthal reports that pitchers Bryan Shaw and Matt Albers will go from Arizona to Cleveland. Asdrubal Cabrera could wind up with the Diamondbacks. Gregorius seems headed to the Tribe.

UPDATE, 9:10 PM: The Indians are getting Bauer from the Diamondbacks, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. We’ll put up a fresh post when all the names and destinations are revealed.

UPDATE, 9:13 PM: Rosenthal now clarifies that Cabrera is not involved. Gregorius will go to Arizona.

UPDATE, 9:15 PM: Gilbert says the Diamondbacks are getting left-hander Tony Sipp and outfielder Lars Anderson from the Indians. Lots of moving parts here, folks. We’ll try to clarify it all soon.

UPDATE, 9:26 PM: All sides have agreed to the three-team, nine-player trade. Head HERE for more.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Is that really a Blockbuster?

  2. chaseutley - Dec 11, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    It’s a done-deal according to Rotoworld.

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

      Drew probably wrote the Rotoworld story.

  3. trybe29dr - Dec 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    The indians trade choo and all they get back is corbin and stubbs? Lol…what a loser organization

  4. t205cobb - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Bauer is a baby I hope the dbacks get rid of him. Could be really good if he can get rid of his attitude.

  5. jrs45 - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    So tough being Tribe fan!

  6. austinjdd - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Don’t like the trade as a Dbacks fan. They trade a top-100 prospect and a few decent bullpen arms for shortstop rated as the 5th best prospect in the Reds system and 2 no name players (I haven’t heard of either of the other players involved. As far as I know, they suck)

  7. jrs45 - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    You guys got Sipp trust me he’s solid!

  8. crawdaddybob - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Frank Wren, please report to the white courtesy phone.
    Now that they don’t need Andrelton Simmons you have a chance bring Mr. Upton to the A-T-L!!!

    Go go gadget GM!

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