Geovany Soto underwent an MRI and was examined by orthopedist specialist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo in Chicago on Thursday. The results revealed inflammation in the right throwing shoulder of Soto. There is not set timetable for his return, although it is unlikely that Soto will be able to play against the Brewers in this weekend’s series in Milwaukee. Soto had this to say about the results: I’m so glad it’s just a little bit of inflammation. We can take care of it and move on. I want to get out there as quick as I can and play for the club. I enjoy playing. I just want to get out there.
Koyie Hill will start in place of Soto behind the plate. Aaron Miles warmed up pitchers in between innings in Houston on Tuesday, and Cubs Manager Lou Pinella indicated that Miles would serve as the team’s emergency back-up catcher if Hill should get hurt during a game. The Cubs will not put Soto on the disabled list.