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Choo begins rehab assignment Monday

Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:49 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Injured Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo will begin his rehab assignment with Class A Lake County Monday (Cleveland.com). Choo is recovering from a displaced fracture in his left thumb and was expected to miss six to eight weeks. We're right in the middle of that timetable, so his impending return should be what was expected. The Indians haven't laid out an exact timetable as to how long the rehab stint will be, but a week is a pretty good guess, assuming there are no setbacks.

Choo, 28, was having a down year at the time of his injury. He is hitting .244 with five homers, 28 RBI, 11 steals and a .687 OPS. He was hitting .370 with a .981 OPS in his previous eight games before the injury, however.

The Indians also lost Grady Sizemore to an injury, so they had to look for outfield help prior to the trade deadline -- and landed Kosuke Fukudome. One would expect Choo to take over for Fukudome in right field pretty much immediately upon his return.

The Indians trail the Tigers by four games in the AL Central, so getting a player like Choo back from injury can't come soon enough.

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