Clubhouse confidential: Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo will not pick up a bat until at least Tuesday because of a strained left oblique. Choo suffered the injury Tuesday during a doubleheader against Seattle. He did not play Wednesday against the Mariners and was off with the rest of the team Thursday. He entered late in the game Friday against the Royals, going 0-for-1, and started Saturday night. Manager Manny Acta and trainer Lonnie Soloff did not like what they saw during Choo's second at-bat Saturday and ordered him out. "If a left-handed hitter and thrower injures his right oblique, you almost always have to DL them," Soloff said. "The opposite-side oblique is the one primarily responsible for rotary torque. If it's the arm side, as in Choo's case, it's not as clear-cut. That's why he was feeling so good with 48-72 hours down. Unfortunately, the swing-and-miss was uncomfortable, and that speaks volumes."
Shin-Soo Choo needs a few more days to rest sore left oblique
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Aug 29