Soto's poor spring has Piniella anxious

Spring training stats aren't everything, but it's been a tough one for Cubs catcher

Updated: April 3, 2010, 1:26 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

PHOENIX -- Lou Piniella was speechless.

Ten seconds turned into 20 seconds, peppered with several "uhs" and a pregnant pause that would make Ron Santo proud.

"The question was?" he asked reporters before Friday's exhibition game at Chase Field, before laughing, just a bit.

The question was whether he has seen a "better approach at the plate" from Geovany Soto, who is in the midst of a spring slump.

A Piniella pause isn't always indicative ...

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