John Fay of the Cincinnati Inquirer reports that Choo won’t be starting for the Reds as they begin a three-game series against the San Diego Padres.
— John Fay (@johnfayman) July 29, 2013
Choo was actually out of the starting lineup against the Dodgers on Sunday because manager Dusty Baker believed he needed a rest after getting three hits in 22 at-bats.
The center fielder is hitting a solid .285 batting average with 14 home runs and 33 RBIs on the season. Unfortunately, Choo’s bat went cold during the series against the Dodgers, unable to get a hit since last Thursday’s game and hasn’t hit a home run since July 22nd against the San Francisco Giants.
Choo got off to a blazing start with the bat, posting a .377 batting average in April. While his average dipped over the next two months, Choo has been able to maintain a high on base percentage. Despite recent struggles, Choo is hitting .341 in July.