Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been limited in practice, and has not yet made a Spring game appearance, thanks to a “minor” groin strain. Fortunately, Soto is back to doing everything in practice except running at 100%

And manager Dale Sveum says the catcher could be back in action soon.

“Everything’s going well,” Sveum said yesterday of Soto’s recovery. “He’ll probably be ready to go by [Wednesday], but we’ll put him through a few more tests. Everything’s going good, he’s not feeling anything now in anything he does. That’s a good thing. Sometimes groin [injuries] can hang on for a long time.”

Sveum added that, if Soto continues to progress, he could play in a game by Saturday. That kind of conservative approach is obviously the way to go, especially with a groin injury, especially with a catcher, and especially in early Spring Training.

It’s allowing Sveum to get a long look at his back-up catcher options, if nothing else.

  • CubFan Paul

    Hopefully Clevenger & his LH bat wins the backup position. Jason jaramillo smells like koy hill

    • SouthernCub

      Y I K E S

  • Tarheel Cub

    Maybe Soto will get a chance to bat lead-off :)

    • Doug

      Nicely played.

  • die hard

    If not allowed to call game himself and not having to look into dugout after every pitch then he should not bother to come back at all and instead demand trade as this adversely affects his value as field general. Berra, Bench, Hundley et al called own game and ran the defense.

  • http://bleachernation robert inman

    get geovoni soto healthy then trade him quick

  • Benjamin Raucher

    I’d like to see him play