9/8 Lineup, Soriano & Reed
Bobby Scales is back in left field Tuesday for Game 2 vs. the Pirates, and Geovany Soto is behind the plate. Here’s the lineup:
* Bad news for outfielder Reed Johnson. His foot is not healing well, and he may have to be shutdown for the rest of the season. Johnson has been sidelined since July 30 with a fractured left foot and still can’t run.
* Alfonso Soriano also is not close to returning. Soriano, who has a sore left knee, says he still wants to play this season but the problem is that when he tries to come back after a few days off, the pain returns. “They don’t want me to play with one knee,” Soriano said. He may have arthroscopic surgery on his knee before the season is over so he can begin his rehab before returning home.
* Andres Blanco is still a day or two away from returning because of a sore hamstring.
– Carrie Muskat