Cubs put Geovany Soto on DL

Updated: May 11, 2011, 7:31 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs placed catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left groin strain.

Welington Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Soto's place on the roster, and he'll be available for Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Soto was injured in the top of the first inning in Tuesday night's 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals and replaced by pinch hitter Koyie Hill in the bottom of the inning.

Soto is batting .226 with eight doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI in 31 games with the Cubs this season.

Castillo made his major league debut with the Cubs last season, batting .300 with a homer and five RBIs in seven games.

Castillo was hitting a combined .242 between Iowa and Single-A Daytona. He also had five doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs in 26 games.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.