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Geovany Soto to begin rehab assignment after knee surgery

Jun 11, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

Geovany Soto AP

Geovany Soto is ready to start a minor-league rehab assignment three weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Carrie Muskat of reports that Soto is scheduled to see his first game action today at Triple-A and will likely play 3-5 games there, at which point he could be cleared to rejoin the Cubs.

For his part Soto is optimistic about coming off the DL as soon as this weekend, which could push fill-in starter Steve Clevenger back to Triple-A if the Cubs prefer veteran journeyman Koyie Hill in the little-used understudy role.

  1. windycity0301 - Jun 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    I know Cub Fans everywhere are waiting with bated breath for his return. After all he was hitting a stellar .161, with a .250 OBP and has a tremendous .551 OPS. He will cure the Cubs issues. Frankly, I’d be thrilled to leave him at AAA. He is one of the most overrated players the Cubs have had since.. hell.. take your pick of many!

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Sigh. Soto > Clevenger + Hill, at least. I’d like to see Soto get hot and get dealt.

  3. hep3 - Jun 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Wasn’t last year’s decline in MLB attendance directly attributable to the fall out from the erstwhile reign of Frank McCourt and his Dodgers?

  4. boilerup1869 - Jun 11, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    He was much better when he smoked dope and ate cheeseburgers on the reg

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