Choo received an injection of anti-inflammatory medication to combat the pain he is still feeling in his elbow, and is in the lineup for Thursday's game as the designated hitter, the Dallas Morning News reports. "This happens every spring training," Choo said. "It's the same problem, the same pain. Normally, it takes about 10 days, I take medicine, I DH. I get treatment. It makes it better... This time, I take a shot in my elbow. This year, I don't know why it's not better than earlier. I talked to the trainer. I know my body. If this happened during the season, no problem to play. But in spring training, to play makes it worse... I'm not worried about it. I just apologize for not playing the field."
Dunleavy left Thursday's game midway through the second quarter bleeding heavily above his right eye after catching an elbow from Chandler Parsons while attempting to take a charge, and is questionable to return, ESPN Chicago reports.
Horford (shoulder) essentially shut down the idea of returning this season in his first meeting with the media since his injury, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "It would be hard," Horford said. "This injury is a little more severe than the other one."
Germain Racing announces the addition of Southern Classic as an associate sponsor on the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS driven by Mears for the 2014 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Germain Racing PR reports.