From the Wire … Soto Placed on DL, Castillo Recalled

According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed Geovany Soto on the 15-day DL Wednesday with a left groin strain. The Cubs recalled Welington Castillo from Triple-A Iowa and is available for Wednesday’s game.

Koyie Hill is in the starting lineup for Wednesday but Welington Castillo could receive a start Thursday with Casey Coleman taking the hill in the finale against the Cardinals.

The Cubs have not released a possible timeframe for Soto’s return.

Will update when additional information becomes available …

Quote of the Day

"You can’t sit on a lead and kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver
  • Matt

    Castillo finally gets chance!!!

  • Calicub

    Wellington had better have been called up to play everyday. Aside from today’s start he better not even start more than three times in the next two plus weeks.

    I assume he’ll be in the eight hole?

    • Calicub

      And by he I mean koyie hill

      • Calicub

        And I might even be generous with those three starts…

  • Tedtop16

    Let’s hope the kid gets off to a good start and stays hot making it difficult to send him down when Soto comes back.

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  • GrantJones7

    According to my friend in Tenn, apperantly Brett Jackson may have broken his wrist or hand. Not good, i hope its not true

    • studio179

      Wow. I did not hear that one. I hope your friend has the wrong info. A broken hand / wrist would set Jackson back 1 1/2 – 2 years before he regains any power stroke or ability to really drive the ball.

    • paulcatanese

      That would be a shame,did your’e friend say how? Hope its not true.

    • Neil

      Thanks Grant … I hope he’s wrong.

      • GrantJones7

        Looks liek its true. Very bad thing.