According to reports from Carrie Muskat and the Chicago Tribune, Geovany Soto will likely miss Wednesday’s series finale with the Houston Astros and “may be sidelined until the weekend series in Milwaukee.”
Soto left in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s game with right shoulder soreness. Reports during the game indicated Soto’s departure was for precautionary reasons. The report on Cubs.com stated Soto experienced soreness in his right shoulder during Spring Training. Ryan Dempster issued a 2-out walk to Kaz Matsui in the third. With Ivan Rodriguez at the plate, Matsui took off for second on a 1-0 pitch. Soto’s throw sailed high on Ryan Theriot toward first. Soto said he “felt the discomfort” after the throw.
Soto does not think it will be a lingering problem.
Stay Tuned and will update if more information becomes available on Wednesday. The Cubs will examine Soto on Wednesday and are expected to know more before game time.
Geovany Soto and Koyie Hill are the only two catchers currently on the Cubs 40-man roster…which has five open spots. Lou Piniella said he was the Cubs emergency backup catcher when asked on Tuesday night following the 3-2 loss to the Astros.