Cubs C Geovany Soto scratched with sore left knee
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been scratched from the lineup
against the Philadelphia Phillies because of left knee
Soto was set to bat seventh Thursday night but instead was
replaced by backup Welington Castillo. The Cubs said Soto is day to
Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and
six RBIs. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers and 54
RBIs for Chicago last season.
Castillo began the season with Triple-A Iowa and was recalled
after Steve Clevenger was placed on the 15-day disabled list
because of a right oblique injury.