CINCINNATI -- Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo hasn't been afraid of the inside pitches he's received all season. He has the bruises to show for it.
On Monday against the Cubs, Choo was hit by a pitch for a Major League leading 25th time, which is also the Reds franchise record. Catcher Jason LaRue was hit 24 times in 2004.
Batting with one out in the bottom of the third, Choo was plunked in the back by a 3-2 pitch from Cubs lefty Travis Wood. He went to first base without a reaction, as he generally does. Choo reached second on Joey Votto's two-out single, but both runners were left stranded.