7/10 Soto to DL
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, retroactive to Tuesday, because of a left oblique strain and could be sidelined a month. Soto was injured during batting practice Wednesday. The Cubs have not made a corresponding move. They also are looking outside of the organization to add a backup catcher. They’ll be a man short on Friday in the series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. Koyie Hill is starting at catcher, and Jake Fox is the emergency backup.
— Carrie Muskat