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Sep 10, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo (17) prepares to bat during the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Reds GM says it will be very difficult to re-sign Shin-Soo Choo

When Shin-Soo Choo became a free agent, it wasn’t expected the Cincinnati Reds would re-sign their outfielder.

Sure, there was still a chance the two sides could come to an agreement, but with Choo expected to be one of the top available free agents on the market and a highly questionable contract demand of over $125 million dollars, it was a price too rich for the ‘small market’ Reds.

But recently Choo has struggled to find the type of deal he’s searching for while other top free agents like Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Robinson Cano and Brian McCann have all found new homes. That lead to speculation that Choo could potentially drop his asking price and return to the Reds, who are in need of outfield help. However, general manager Walt Jocketty suggested bringing Choo back would be ‘very difficult’:

At hot stove show at #redsfest, Jocketty said would be “very difficult” to sign Choo with the dollar figures out there. #reds

While the options have dwindled down for Choo and he may have to reduce his asking price, it’s still likely to be too large of a figure for the Reds to have any serious interest.

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