8/25 Lineup & Soriano update
Alfonso Soriano was a late scratch Tuesday because of a sore left knee, and the Cubs outfielder says he’d like to get an MRI to determine what’s wrong. Soriano took early batting practice Tuesday, and felt some discomfort then. He thought it would feel better after treatment but it didn’t.
“It’s been tight for three or four days,” Soriano said.
The left fielder would like to be healthy for the stretch, and planned on talking to the team medical staff.
“I’ve been playing with a bad knee for four months,” Soriano said. “One week feels good, two weeks bad. Sometimes it’s 80 percent, sometimes 90. It depends on the weather and the treatment. The more important is to see if they can do a MRI today or tomorrow to clear my mind. It’s more mental — I don’t know what I have in my knee.”
Carlos Zambrano was activated from the DL before the game, and Esmail Caridad optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Here’s the lineup vs. the Nationals:
— Carrie Muskat