Over the weekend, it came out that outfielder Alfonso Soriano has been battling a sore knee after banging it into a wall last week. So far he’s been able to play, but we’ll see how that goes.

“His knee’s bothering him some,” Piniella said. “The trainer hasn’t told me he can’t play. Soriano’s a tough kid. He wants to play. If it persists, we might have to get him out of there for a few days.” Daily Herald.

Hopefully the off-day today will help.

By the way, I used to think the way Lou refers to everyone as a “kid” was kind of cute and funny. Now it just sounds like he’s a senile old dude. Alfonso Soriano is (at least) 33 years old. He’s not a kid. Is that just my bitterness bleeding through?