During his press conference before tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, manager Lou Piniella reported that Chicago left-fielder Alfonso Soriano felt no pain in that broken left hand throughout his first few at bats for the Cubs rookie league team in Mesa.
Soriano was 0-2 with a walk and did not play the field.
“He hit a couple off the end of the bat, and a couple off the hands and he felt no pain, which is good,” Piniella said.
Very good, Lou. After scoring just two runs in the first two games of the recent series with Houston, the Cubs can use all the pop in the lineup they can get.
We don’t think that Soriano will be 100% until September, but hopefully he’ll be good enough for a while. ‘Fonzie’ will make a terrific DH come October.