Several reports are indicating Alfonso Soriano will miss at least the next 6 weeks with a broken left hand. Soriano was hit in the hand by a pitch from Jeff Bennett in the 2nd inning of Wednesday night’s game.
Soriano will be in a splint for the next 3 weeks and will be out for a minimum of 6 weeks according to a report from ESPN.
Updated – 10:26pm C.T. – With Additional Information X-rays revealed a “minimally displaced fracture of the left metacarpal, located just under the fourth finger on his left hand.”
The Tribune is reporting Micah Hoffpauir will be recalled on Thursday to take Soriano’s place on the roster.
Update – Following Wednesday’s game Lou Piniella indicated the Cubs would make two roster moves before they begin their Interleague schedule on Friday. The Tribune is reporting Micah Hoffpauir will be recalled on Thursday. The Cubs will go with a 12-man pitching staff for the upcoming games against the Blue Jays, Rays, White Sox and Orioles.
Kevin Hart is likely the odd man out and do not be surprised to see Jose Ascanio back with the Cubs.
Will update if more information becomes available….