5/17 Geovany Soto scratched
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto was scratched from Thursday’s lineup against the Phillies because of inflammation in his left knee. His status was day to day. Welington Castillo, who was batting .150, replaced Soto in the Cubs lineup in the series finale. Soto was hitting .161 with three home runs and six RBIs this season, and has started 27 of the Cubs 37 games. Although his batting average is low, he’s shown some improvement. He hit .127 in April and was batting .211 in May.
– Carrie Muskat