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Cubs Vs. Padres Lineups: Alfonso Soriano Returns On Wednesday

Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano is returning to the lineup as the team faces the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. He'll be batting clean-up for the Cubs after being scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sore right hand that he suffered during a slide in Monday night's game.

With Soriano returning, 24-year-old outfielder Brett Jackson will get the day off after struggling badly so far in the series. Over the first two games against San Diego, Jackson went a combined 0-for-7 with seven strikeouts and one walk, failing to put the ball into play even once.


1. David DeJesus (L) - CF
2. Darwin Barney (R) - 2B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) - 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) - LF
5. Starlin Castro (R) - SS
6. Welington Castillo (R) - C
7. Josh Vitters (R) - 3B
8. Joe Mather (R) - RF
9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

Related: Alfonso Soriano Trade Rumors: Chicago Cubs Outfielder Believes Chances He's Dealt Are '50/50'

San Diego:

1. Alexi Amarista (L) CF
2. Everth Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
4. Chase Headley (S) 3B
5. Mark Kotsay (L) LF
6. Will Venable (L) RF
7. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
8. John Baker (L) C
9. Clayton Richard (L) P

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and Padres blog Gaslamp Ball. For more news and notes from around baseball, visit Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.