3/9 Soto, Jaramillo updates
Geovany Soto hopes to be in the Cubs lineup on Saturday, which would be his first game action this spring. The Cubs catcher has been sidelined with a strained groin. Jason Jaramillo also is making progress. He has been bothered by sore legs and admits he made it worse by trying to play through it.
“I thought I could get through it, and it didn’t go away,” Jaramillo said. “It came to the point where I had to say something and had to get it fixed. Where I’m at is I’m getting a lot better. I’m hoping to get out there soon.”
The problem was both legs, and he said there’s still some tightness in his right leg. However, Jaramillo hoped to hit on Friday for the first time since being sidelined.
“I’m optimistic I can go out there and show them what I’ve got,” said Jaramillo, who was vying for the backup catcher job and was the only candidate with any Major League experience. “I know what I can do — I just have to get out there.”
— Carrie Muskat