While there has been no official word from the team, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that Shin-Soo Choo broke his thumb in the fourth inning of last night's Indians-Giants game. While no timetable has been released, this isn't the sort of injury Choo will be able to shake off in a few games.
With the Tribe already reeling on offense, the hope that Shin-Soo Choo would regain his elite 2008-2010 form was one of the few things keeping Indians fans off the ledge.
Without him for a significant stretch of time, who could fill in the hole in right field? They'll not only need to replace his offense, but his elite defense as well.
It's unlikely the Indians will make a trade to fill this hole, so let's take a look at the five replacements who could play in right field while Shin-Soo Choo is injured.