BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox today recalled infielder Hee-Seop Choi from rehabilitation assignment at class AAA Pawtucket of the International League and optioned him to the PawSox. Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein made the announcement.
Choi, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 1 (retroactive to March 29) with a left hamstring strain. He was sent to Pawtucket on 20-day rehab assignment on April 14. The lefthanded hitter is batting .313 (21-for-67) with three homers and 12 RBI in 19 games since joining Pawtucket.
The first baseman was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox from the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 24. Choi batted .253 with 15 homers and 42 RBI in 133 games with the Dodgers in 2005. He has a career average of .240 with 40 homers and 120 RBI in 363 games with the Cubs (2002-03), Marlins (2004), and Dodgers (2004-05).