Shin-Soo Choo has made 10 starts in center field in his eight seasons in the major leagues. He’l l get a chance to win the job during his first spring training with the Cincinnati Reds. If that doesn’t work out, the defending National League Central champions will have to do some rearranging. The Reds traded last season’s center fielder, Drew Stubbs, to Cleveland for Choo in the offseason, looking for a stronger bat at the top of the lineup. If Choo struggles during spring training, manager Dusty Baker could move Jay Bruce to center and Choo to right field. Choo was a center fielder when he broke into the major with the Seattle Mariners in 2005, but he was traded to the Indians in 2006 and was eventually moved to right. Now, he’s trying to re-learn the position.
Choo gets first shot at center for Reds
Columbus Dispatch | Feb 18