CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired pitcher Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal involving nine players.
Center fielder Drew Stubbs was sent from Cincinnati to Cleveland as part of the trade announced Tuesday night.
In addition to Stubbs, the Indians received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, and right-handers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks.
Cleveland shipped Choo, infielder-outfielder Jason Donald and cash to the Reds, while sending left-handed reliever Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson to Arizona.
The Diamondbacks also received minor league shortstop Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati.
Youkilis to Yankees
Kevin Youkilis became the latest former Boston Red Sox star to switch sides and land with the New York Yankees. The free agent reached a deal that filled New York’s immediate need for a third baseman to fill in for injured Alex Rodriguez.
The one-year contract for $12 million is pending a physical, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
Youkilis, who turns 34 in March, is expected to play third base while Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery.
Youkilis played third base and first base last season for the Red Sox and Chicago White Sox and hit a career-low .235 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI.
Around the leagues
The Dodgers signed Zach Greinke to a $147 million, six-year deal that is the richest for a right-hander in history, and they signed South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin, who got a $36 million, six-year deal. Right-hander Brandon McCarthy and Arizona finalized a $15.5 million, two-year deal.
The Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League said they are set to sign outfielder Andruw Jones, who played the last two seasons with the Yankees. Former San Diego pitcher Willie Blair, who was the TinCaps pitching coach last season, rejoined the Padres as bullpen coach, and the team added Brett McCabe as strength and conditioning coach. Kansas City signed veteran pitchers George Sherrill and Dan Wheeler and veteran outfielder Willy Taveras to minor league contracts.