Not good news for the reigning NL Rookie of the Year – Geovany Soto. Soto experienced some shoulder soreness in the Cubs 3-2 loss to the Astros on Tuesday night. Soto left the game in the 6th inning after he aggravated the shoulder injury on a throw to 2nd base. Soto had this to say about the injury: “I kind of over-exposed my shoulder a little bit. There was a little discomfort in my shoulder. I felt some weakness in it, and I felt I didn’t have a shot if somebody else tried to steal. I need to keep up my exercises, and we’ll see how it is in a couple of days.”
Back-up catcher Koyie Hill will make the start for the Cubs on Wednesday’s finale against the Astros in Houston. Hill will catch Ted Lilly in his 1st start of the season. Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot would be able available to catch in the event of an emergency situation with Hill.