5/19 Castillo hurt; Hill back
Welington Castillo has a mild sprain of the MCL in his right knee, and was expected to miss four to seven days, depending on how he responds to treatment. Castillo had an MRI on Saturday to determine the injury. The Cubs are already short-handed at catcher with Geovany Soto going on the disabled list Friday because of a tear in the meniscus in his left knee. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on Friday and was expected to be sidelined at least three weeks. Rookie Blake Lalli, who was hitting .178 in 20 games at Triple-A Iowa, was added to the roster on Friday from Triple-A Iowa but he’s the backup. On Saturday, the Cubs acquired Koyie Hill, 33, from the Reds for cash consideration. Hill was playing for Double-A Pensacola, batting .195 with one home run and five RBIs in 14 games. He played for the Cubs from 2007-11. Steve Clevenger, the Cubs’ backup catcher, is currently on the DL with a rib cage injury and was to start taking batting practice on Saturday or Sunday. He was ahead of schedule in his rehab but wasn’t expected to be ready until after the Cubs next road trip.
– Carrie Muskat