Shin-Soo Choo thought he recovered from his strained left oblique. He was wrong.

After a swing and a miss in his second at-bat of Saturday's 8-7 win against the Royals, Choo felt pain in his left side and exited the game. Choo originally said the injury only bothered him when he took a pitch, not when he actually swung the bat. Now, he won't take hacks for at least a few days.

"It's the first time I felt pain while swinging," Choo said. "I'll probably go a couple of days without swinging."