Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano played just 117 games last year – and when he did play, he wasn’t altogether healthy or effective. The Cubs are hoping he gets back to form this year, because they could surely use his bat.
Alfonso Soriano’s left leg is passing all the tests.
On Wednesday, Soriano was 2-for-4 and scored a run on an error by Atlanta first baseman Troy Glaus in the Cubs’ 3-2 loss to the Braves. Soriano had a checked-swing double in the second and reached on a fielder’s choice in the fifth. He took off on a hit-and-run and reached third on Mike Fontenot’s single before scoring on the Glaus error. Soriano also singled in the ninth.
“I’m feeling very good,” the left fielder said. “I want to test my knee. How I played today is how I want to be all season.” cubs.com.
He doesn’t seem to be at 100% quite yet, but hopefully it will continue to improve, and he’ll start feeling it more at the plate. As we’ve said before – a healthy, productive Soriano completely changes the Cubs’ lineup.