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.