The Chicago Cubs lose Alfonso Soriano

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 11 June 2008 at 11:12 pm

The Cubs will be without starting LF Alfonso Soriano for at least the next six weeks after he was hit in his left hand with a pitch breaking a bone. This is a shame as Soriano was really on fire as of late. Soriano has played in 50 games this season for the Cubs and he is 60 for 211 (.284 avg, .880 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 15 homers, 40 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. The Cubs are planning on playing starting 2B Mark DeRosa in LF quite a bit with Mike Fontenot replacing him at 2B. DeRosa can handle LF defensively and he’s hitting well this season. DeRosa has played in 60 games for the Cubs this season and he is 63 for 204 (.309 avg, .887 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 8 homers, 35 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Mike Fontenot has played in 50 games for the Cubs this season and he is 21 for 85 (.247 avg, .747 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 2 homers, 12 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The Cubs would be smarter if they just called up Matt Murton to start in LF and leave DeRosa at 2B. But they won’t because Murton is in the Cubs’ Dog House.

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