Indians in four player deal with Cincinnati and Arizona

The Indians received right handed pitcher Trevor Bauer, Right handed pitcher Matt Albers and right handed pitcher Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks and outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Reds in exchange for OF Shin-Soo Choo,  Infielder Jason Donald, Left handed pitcher Tony Sipp, Infielder Lars Anderson and cash considerations. 

Choo, Donald and cash are being sent to Cincinnati while Sipp, Anderson and infielder Didi Gregorius (from Cincinnati) are now members of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Early in the night  rumors had Asdrubal Cabrera as a part of the deal. A source told us tonight don't be surprised if Caberea is still with the team next year.

Choo was in the last year of his contract. His agent Scott Boras is going to take Choo to free agency at the end of the season. The odds of Choo resigning with the Indians were slim to none. Much closer to none. He is now off to Cincinnati.

Infielder Jason Donald started his big league career with the Indians in 2010. He hit .257 with 7 home runs and 43 RBI, in his time with the Tribe.

The 21 year old  Bauer was the third overall selection by Arizona in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of UCLA after winning the 2011 Golden Spikes Award and National Player of the Year. 

He was also named the 9 th overall prospect in Minor League Baseball entering 2012, Bauer spent most of the 2012 season between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno where he went a combined 12-2 with a 2.42 ERA in 22 starts  and averaged 10.8 strikeouts per 9. innings pitched  He also became the first member of the 2011 draft to appear in the big leagues ahead of Indians RHP Cody Allen, making four starts for the Diamondbacks in July. In his brief Minor League career he owns an ERA of 3.00 in 156.0 innings of work while fanning 11.5 batters per 9.innings pitched

Drew Stubbs spent four seasons with the Reds. Two seasons ago, he hit .255 with 22 home runs. Stubbs would probably move to right field to take Choo's place. Last season, in 136 games, he hit .213 with 14 homers and 40 RBI. He is a career .241 hitter, with 59 homers and 178 RBI.

Matt Albers split the 2012 season between the Boston Red Sox and Arizona, going a combined 3-1 with a 2.39ERA in 63 relief appearances In Alberts  final 11 outings with the D-Backs in September he posted an ERA of 1.80   .

Bryan Shaw spent most of the 2012 season in the Arizona bullpen where he went 1-6 with 2 saves and a 3.49ERA in 64 relief appearances  Shaw began his pro career in 2008 after the second round selection by Arizona out of Long Beach State (CA).  He debuted with the D-Backs in June 2011 and owns a two-year career Major League record of 2-6 with a 3.18ERA in 97 relief outings

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