6/5 Cubs may keep 3 catchers

Geovany Soto was making progress in his rehab at Triple-A Iowa, and could join the Cubs as early as Monday. Dale Sveum said they have talked about keeping three catchers on the roster in Soto, Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo.

“Clevenger can play different positions on the field, and you’re not worried about pinch-hitting,” Sveum said. “It opens things up a little bit.”

Clevenger, who started Friday, was batting .281, while Castillo, who was activated from the disabled list Thursday, was hitting .185. Castillo will start Saturday.

“We’ll see what happens the next day,” Sveum said.

In four rehab games with Iowa, Soto was 3-for-12 with two doubles. He’s been out since May 17 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

– Carrie Muskat

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