9/22 Soto encouraged after surgery
Geovany Soto is already beginning his rehab after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Monday. Soto said Wednesday that everything went well and he’s glad he had the procedure done now.
“They didn’t go in and repair anything and said every ligament and muscle looks great and I’m really happy for that,” Soto said.
The Cubs medical staff was pleased with the Cubs catcher’s progress.
“They were really surprised today,” Soto said, smiling. “I could move it all around — it was pretty good today.”
He’s expected to begin baseball activities by Jan. 1.
“No doubt I’ll be 100 percent by Spring Training and way before that, too,” Soto said. “Our goal is to get it 100 percent as early as possible. I’m going to try to get ready as soon as possible so it’s not a big deal.”
The pain in his shoulder flared up during the Cubs’ early August series against Milwaukee. The Cubs medical staff said the problem could have been caused by an earlier hit on his shoulder when he was younger. The problem wasn’t throwing but hitting.
— Carrie Muskat