Soriano started just once in the series against the Atlanta Braves but he did drive in a run during that game, in the sixth inning Tuesday with a double. It was the Cubs’ only run in their 3-1 defeat.
“Yeah, his knee’s been a little bit sore and stuff,” manager Dale Sveum said. “[He will] get Thursday off so he will get two days off and be ready for the three day games on the road trip [to Milwaukee]. Just give him a little time with the knee.”
It’s been an interesting season so far for Soriano, who has yet to hit a home run but has shown improvement on defense. He has just five extra-base hits (all doubles) this season and entered play Wednesday batting .253.
“He’s played great defense,” Sveum said. “Obviously he’s lost his legs a little bit, but everything he’s supposed to catch, even some of the Web gems he’s had lately, he’s done a great job. Obviously you could use more home runs, but he’s done a good job. He’s worked his butt off and done a good job in the outfield.”