Thursday, September 15, 2011
Shin-Soo Choo activated, leaves game
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was back in the Cleveland Indians' lineup Thursday night after being activated from the disabled list, but was taken out of the game in the second inning with another upper body issue.
Choo batted third and played right field for the series finale against Texas after being on the 15-day disabled list since Sept. 1 with a strained left oblique. The Indians said he came out of the game with left rib cage aggravation.
After grounding out in the first and then playing the field in the bottom of the inning, Choo was replaced in right field by Ezequiel Carrera in the bottom of the second.
He was hitting .260 with eight homers and 36 RBIs while being limited by injuries to 84 games. That was after he had 22 homers and 90 RBIs last season.
The Indians have been preparing him for the possibility of playing left field. Kosuke Fukudome, who has made 33 of his 44 starts in right since being acquired by Cleveland, got a night off.