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Cubs' Soto strains oblique; sent for MRI

Updated: July 9, 2009, 3:33 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto injured his left oblique during batting practice on Wednesday and was sent to Northwestern Hospital for an MRI.

These injuries can take up to a month to recover from, if the strain is significant. The Cubs said the results of the MRI wouldn't be disclosed until before Friday's game against St. Louis.

It is the latest in a long line of injuries for the Cubs. When Aramis Ramirez returned from the disabled list on Monday, it was only ...

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