It’s the return
All reports indicate that Mr. Soriano will be playing baseball for the Cubs this evening. And thank God for that. His last game was June 11th, when he broke his hand getting hit with a pitch. Soriano is .283/.332/.547, with 15 HR and 6 net steals on the year. DeRosa has been getting most of the starts in left during Soriano’s convalescence. It seems likely that DeRosa, who has been playing well, will move to second, and Fontenot and Cedeno may be getting bumped out of some playing time.
The Soriano-infused Cubs try to avoid the sweep in Phoenix tonight, 8:40pm CT.