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Reds to keep Choo as permanent center fielder

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CINCINNATI -- As the Reds adjust to an outfield without injured left fielder Ryan Ludwick, there was no thought from manager Dusty Baker in moving Shin-Soo Choo over from center field.

Choo, who was acquired in an offseason trade from the Indians, was primarily a corner outfielder throughout his career. Ludwick's replacement in left field, Chris Heisey, has extensive experience in center field.

"He's been there all spring," Baker said of Choo in center field. "We got him over here to play center field. He's equal to Heisey in center field. You don't want to tear up everything."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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