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Piniella: Soto is 'ready to go' for Cubs

Updated: April 12, 2009, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs got some welcome good news on the ailing right shoulder of catcher Geovany Soto on Sunday, and now expect him to return to the lineup Wednesday. Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Soto could be available as a pinch runner or pinch hitter earlier, but only in an emergency.

"He's ready to go, basically," Piniella said before Sunday's series finale in Milwaukee. "We're not going to use him tonight. Tomorrow, if we need him, we can use him. And by Wednesday he'll ...

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