The Chicago Cubs today sent catcher Geovany Soto for an MRI on his right knee, which was sore when he woke up this morning. Fortunately the results showed no tears and just minor swelling.
Soto apparently injured the knee Sunday while sliding into second base on an eighth inning double, and was limping Monday.
“I’m a little concerned about his knee,” manager Mike Quade said. “No effects during the game whatsoever. He goes home last night, goes to bed and wakes up and has some problems. We’re going to be real careful with him.”
Koyie Hill will catch Monday night against Pittsburgh. Soto is listed as day-to-day, and the Cubs don’t have any plans yet to call up a catcher, such as Welington Castillo, from Triple-A Iowa. Chicago Breaking Sports.
Rosters expand on Wednesday, so the Cubs will have a third catcher soon enough regardless of Soto’s prognosis.