While his teammates went through live batting practice on Saturday, Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto didn't join them as he dealt with a minor groin injury. Cubs manager Dale Sveum told ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla that the injury isn't serious, but he didn't want to push Soto too hard this early.
It was more [because] you can’t catch without using your groin so we just kind of gave him the day off today.
Catcher is one of the most injury-prone positions in baseball, with the 29-year-old Soto being a good example of that. Since becoming the full-time starter in 2008, Soto has averaged just 118 games played per season. He was healthy enough to go through pre-workout exercises on Saturday, so going forward this doesn't appear to be an issue.
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