Dear God, please make me a bird, so I can fly far, far away. Oh, and while you’re at it, please keep the Chicago Cubs healthy.

The Cubs hope they have dodged a disabled-list move with All-Star catcher Geovany Soto after a precautionary MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage in his inflamed right shoulder.

Soto, likely to be sidelined for at least another day or two, was to meet with manager Lou Piniella and other team officials today to discuss his status before the Cubs open a weekend series in Milwaukee. CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.

By Sunday, Soto will have had three full days of rest, so it’s possible he could return for the Brewers series finale.