The Reds today made a qualifying contract offer to free agent OF Shin-Soo Choo…did not make qualifying offers to free agents RHP Bronson Arroyo, LHP Zach Duke, IF Cesar Izturis, RHP Nick Masset or LHP Manny Parra…Choo has 7 days to accept or reject the club’s offer…if Choo rejects the contract offer, he still can re-sign with the Reds…if he rejects the offer and signs with another team, the Reds will receive a compensation pick in the June 2014 first-year player draft…the other 5 free agents also can re-sign with the Reds at any time.

Choo will almost certainly reject the offer — every player offered last year did.