Minor injury forces Choo to the bench

CLEVELAND: It's getting hard to imagine a day going by without another injury to a Tribe player.

About 10 minutes before Wednesday's game, Shin-Soo Choo was scratched form the lineup with a sore left trunk, creating a domino effect.

Shelley Duncan took Choo's place in the lineup and was installed in left field. Ezequiel Carrera then moved from left to right, and Kosuke Fukudome shifted from right to center.

Choo said he suffered the injury on a checked swing in his final at-bat of the night Tuesday.

"I felt pretty good after the game but not this morning," he said. "The weird thing is it feels fine when I swing, but when I take a pitch [start and stop his swing abruptly], it hurts."

Manager Manny Acta listed Choo as day to day.

"I didn't think it was worth taking a chance on playing him today," Acta said. "He'll get treatment on the off day [today] and we'll see how he is Friday."