Soto to see specialist; still day to day
Geovany Soto will have his right shoulder examined by the Cubs’ orthopedic specialist as a precautionary measure after experiencing some soreness. The 2008 National League Rookie of the Year, Soto had to come out of Tuesday’s game in the sixth inning because of the discomfort. The Cubs head to Milwaukee after Wednesday’s game against the Astros, and Soto was to see orthopedist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo on Thursday.
“According to [athletic trainer Mark] O’Neal, it’s not serious and [Soto] should be OK in a few days,” Lou Piniella said. “We’ll hold him out tonight and we’ll hold him out tomorrow. We’ll see how he is on Friday. After today, he’ll be day to day.”
Koyie Hill started on Wednesday. Soto can’t throw, but could be behind the plate if needed in an emergency. Who’s the third catcher? Aaron Miles said he’d volunteer if needed.
— Carrie Muskat