Cincinnati Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo has been dealing with back spasms as of late. He is officially listed as day to day until the soreness goes away.
Choo was a part of a nine player, three-team trade between the Reds, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks this past offseason. Choo was traded from Cleveland to Cincinnati. He signed a one-year, $7.375 million deal with his new team to avoid arbitration.
The 30-year-old was not in Sunday’s lineup due to the back spasms and his status for Monday is still up in the air.
“He’s still a little sore, but I had him off today anyway,” manager Dusty Baker told Reds.com. “He just came in for treatment. I have him as kind of a question mark [on Monday]. You know how those backs are. You can treat them, do whatever you want, but they let you go when they feel like it. He’s never had any back problems, he said, before.”
The left-handed batter is hitting .400 with one home run, two RBI, one double and three stolen bases in 25 at-bats this spring. Cincinnati is hoping that he can get some more quality plate appearances over the next couple weeks before the start of the 2013 Major League Baseball regular season. They are also hoping that his numbers will transition well into the regular season so that the Reds can remain atop of the National League Central this year.
Choo batted .283 with 16 home runs, 67 RBI, 43 doubles, two triples and 21 stolen bases in 598 at-bats last season.