7/8 Soto update
Geovany Soto was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup because of a mild left oblique strain he felt during batting practice. Soto will undergo an MRI later Wednesday. The Cubs do have Thursday off, but then play four games in three days this weekend against the Cardinals, including Sunday’s day-night doubleheader. Koyie Hill is strong, but won’t be starting both games. The Cubs expected to have a better idea as to the extent of Soto’s injury on Friday.
— Carrie Muskat