A day after fielder Alfonso Soriano strained his left quadriceps striving to strike out a groundball, the Cubs placed him on the 15-day disabled list.
On the first innings Monday, Soriano was injured after striking a bouncer to third base. He pulled up a few feet from first base, holding his left thigh.
Soriano led the team with 12 home runs and 29 RBIs, and is striking .271. He did not believe a DL stint was important, but comprehended the choice.
He said, “That’s the best for the team because when I come back, I want to come back strong and not even think about my leg.”
Tyler Colvin, outfielder was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. He was striking .260 with a home run and eight RBIs in the minors. On May 16 Chicago sent down Colvin striking .113 with two home runs in 62 at-bats.
Colvin said, “It was just a time for me to slow down.” He got 0-for-1 with a sacrifice bunt in the Cubs’ 7-3 loss to Houston on Tuesday.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has paid his major-league bill for now.
McCourt was capable to cover Dodgers-connected expenses Tuesday, although several baseball officials considered he didn’t have sufficient money for the last part of the month payroll, according to a person familiar with the status who asked for secrecy for the reason that he was not authorized to speak openly.
Major League Baseball would have taken control of the team and paid its bills, if McCourt was not able to meet payroll.
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