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Choo To DL, Michael Brantley back To Cleveland

Shin Soo Choo was placed on the 15-Day DL last night with a right thumb injury suffered Friday Night against Oakland. Choo has been replaced by OF Michale Brantley who will arrive in Cleveland in time for today’s afternoon game with the Oakland A’s at Progressive Field.

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Indians Manager Manny Acta is confident that Choo will be back sooner rather than later.

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“He’s feeling a lot better today, much improved,” Acta said before Saturday’s 5-4 win over the A’s. “We’re going to do the MRI just to make sure everything is in order, but we’re encouraged. Based on what I’ve heard from the medical staff, we’re not anticipating this being a long-term thing.”

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Choo was a solid choice to be the Indians All-Star representative when the game is played in Anaheim on July 13th. That, of course, is now up in the air.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.