Following Monday’s 11-inning loss to the Giants, the Cubs placed Geovany Soto on the 15-day DL and placed Derrek Lee on the bereavement list. Soto has been dealing with an ailing right shoulder since Friday and was a late scratch Monday.
Welington Castillo and Micah Hoffpauir were called up from Triple-A to take Soto and Lee’s spots on the active roster.
Derrek Lee left the team Monday to be with his grandfather, who is ill. Lee went to Stockton, just outside of Sacramento, to be with his family. According to reports, Leon Lee’s father is very ill. Lee will be able to return to the Cubs on Friday.