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Shin-Soo Choo Charged With DUI Early Monday

Shin-Soo Choo was charged with a DUI early Monday morning after the Cleveland Indians outfielder was arrested in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. Choo is with the team, however, and expects to be in uniform Tuesday evening as the Indians open their series against the Oakland Athletics.

"We are aware of the incident with Shin-Soo Choo and have spoken to him about it," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said in a statement. "The Indians organization takes these issues very seriously and we are disappointed in the matter.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and we will not have any further comment at this time."

Choo, 28, is the second Indians player to be arrested for a DUI this year as Austin Kearns was arrested in February on similar charges. It seems that this is almost a growing trend in baseball as Derek Lowe, Coco Crisp, Miguel Cabrera and Adam Kennedy have also been arrested for driving under the influence this season.

Choo was the only American League player to hit .300 with at least 20 homers and 20 steals last season and earlier Tuesday was voted as the most underrated player in baseball by the rest of the MLB in a poll done by Sports Illustrated.

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