Choo on road trip, BP likely this week

Choo on road trip, BP likely this week

BOSTON -- Shin-Soo Choo was with the Indians as they began a four-game series in Boston on Monday, and manager Manny Acta said Choo will likely take batting practice at some point this week.

"I think he's ahead of schedule," Acta said. "He's a quick healer."

Choo hasn't played since June 24 after an injured left thumb required surgery. After icing it for a while before Monday's game, he was able to warm up with the team while wearing a brace on his left hand.

He was all smiles in the Cleveland clubhouse, and while the team has been optimistic about his progress, Acta remained level-headed.

"After batting practice, there's the next step and the next step, so I'm not going to talk about when he's going to start [a rehab assignment], or anything like that," Acta said. "He should take it one day at a time."