Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto was originally supposed to start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, but he has been scratched from the lineup because of inflammation in his left knee. Soto is considered day-to-day according to Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago.
Geovany Soto a late scratch with left kne inflammation. Welington Castillo will catch and bat seventh. Soto is day to day.— Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiCubs) May 17, 2012
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The Cubs are hoping to snap a two-game losing streak Thursday night, though ace Roy Halladay will be on the mound for Philadelphia.
First pitch is set for approximately 7:05 p.m. CT.
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