4/13 Lineup & quick hits
Lou Piniella said he’s spent some time experimenting with lineups without Milton Bradley and Aramis Ramirez, and on Monday, he will test his first grouping. Bradley is sidelined with a strained right groin, injured Sunday, and Ramirez has a stiff back. Weather permitting Monday, it’ll be LF Alfonso Soriano, SS Ryan Theriot, RF Kosuke Fukudome, 1B Derrek Lee, 3B Mike Fontenot, CF Reed Johnson, 2B Aaron Miles, C Koyie Hill and P Ted Lilly.
* Geovany Soto was still expected back on Wednesday. He’s been out for nearly a week because of a sore right shoulder. He’s eager to get going. “I’m bored out of my mind,” Soto said.
* Lou Piniella said he didn’t expect Bradley to be sidelined for long. The outfielder pulled up while running the bases on Sunday, and had to be pulled from the game.
* Kerry Wood’s end locker was being used by the clubhouse attendants, and not a player.
* How will Piniella handle the cold weather Monday? “I’ll put on a bigger jacket,” he said.
– Carrie Muskat