8/26 Soriano update
Alfonso Soriano, who has not played since Friday, was in the Cubs lineup Wednesday. He said he’ll continue to get treatment on his left knee and if the discomfort does not go away, Soriano wants to get an MRI, possibly on the next off day, Sept. 10. The knee bothers him when he runs, not when he hits.
Soriano may consider a cortisone shot if that helps alleviate the pain.
“It goes to show you he wants to play,” Lou Piniella said. “That’s the first thing it shows you. Over the 17, 18 years I played in the big leagues, I had my share and more of cortisone shots in my shoulder to play. You have professional people administering these shots. If they can alleviate some discomfort and get you through the season without it being risky, I don’t see any problem with it.”
With the wet grounds on Wednesday, the Cubs may adjust the lineup to risk further injury.
— Carrie Muskat