Geovany Soto To DL and Jayson Werth To All Star Game

July 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

The Cubs are exted to place Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, and according to Manager Lou Piniella he may miss a month.

The 2008 NL Rookie of the Year, was injured while taking batting practice Wednesday and an MRI Thursday revealed the injured oblique.

Soto has had a rough year, as his numbers pale in comparison to last season’s ROY Award and it was recently revealed he tested positive for marijuana while at the World Baseball Classic.

In better news, the Phillies Jayson Werth has replaced Carlos Beltrán on the 2009 NL All Star team. Werth is somewhat lucky as his Manager Charlie Manuel selected Werth in conjunction with MLB.

Werth, 30, has better numbers than Beltran this season as his .268 average, 20 home runs, 54 RBI, 59 runs, and 12 stolen bases state.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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