CLEVELAND -- Shin-Soo Choo didn't want to be part of the Indians' future. So they're moving on without him.
Cleveland traded the talented outfielder to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a three-team deal involving nine players.
The Indians obtained center fielder Drew Stubbs from Cincinnati and received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, along with right-handers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks.
"This is a trade that can impact our team not only for 2013, but for the future," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. "Three of the players we acquired we will have under control for at least the next three seasons."
On edit - I remember Bauer from the 2010 UCLA team that went to the CWS final against South Carolina. They had an awesome pitching staff and he was terrific during the CWS. He appears to be a solid prospect.
When he was called up to the bigs, Bauer ignored his catcher and threw what he wanted..........he then ignored the pitching coach when he gave good advice to to him (stop throwing change-ups in the dirt.......listen to your catcher.....etc).....and he got the shit knocked out of him by major league hitters that caught on fast to his pitch selections.