5/29 Soriano update
Alfonso Soriano admits he has a sore left knee, and that it will probably be three to four more days before he feels 100 percent. Soriano banged his knee against the wall April 23 at Wrigley Field when he was tracking Joey Votto’s home run. “It hasn’t been the same since,” Soriano said. “It’s getting better.”
Lou Piniella said athletic trainer Mark O’Neal hasn’t told him that Soriano can’t play. He’ll take it day by day.
“Soriano is a tough kid and wants to play,” Piniella said. “If it persists, we might have to get him out of there for a few days.”
He went 1-for-4 on Friday, and is batting .253 overall. After hitting .290 with five homers and 11 RBIs in 14 games from May 2-19, he’s 5-for-36 in his last nine games.
— Carrie Muskat