Indians Not Expected To Lock Up Choo This Season

The Indians are not expected to sign Shin-Soo Choo to a multi-year deal this season, tweets Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.  Choo will be arbitration-eligible for the first time after this season.

Last week we learned that talks between Choo and the Tribe were at an impasse.  Cleveland would reportedly like to sign the 27-year-old to a five-year pact with a team option for a sixth year.  One can assume that Choo and his agent Scott Boras, were less than eager to sacrifice years of arbitration and free agency.