Cubs activate Soriano against Brewers Print
Written by Admin   
Thursday, 01 May 2008 08:07
MLB Headline News

 CHICAGO (AP) -Left fielder Alfonso Soriano was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and returned to the Chicago Cubs' lineup as their leadoff hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Soriano strained his right calf in the first inning against Cincinnati on April 15 after making his familiar hop to catch a fly ball. The Cubs were 9-5 without him in the lineup.
Soriano struggled in the early season, batting only .175 (10-for-57) with two home runs and five RBI in 13 games.
``He's ready to go,'' manager Lou Piniella said.
He said Soriano showed the team he was good to go by shagging fly balls, running the bases and taking extra batting practice. He said the Cubs would not take any undue chances with Soriano but would expect him to steal a base, if necessary.
``We'd like for Soriano to come in nice and hot and give us a lift. We'll see,'' Piniella said.
Reed Johnson, who had filled in as a leadoff hitter while Soriano was out, was batting eighth in center field for Thursday's finale of a three-game series against the Brewers.
To make room for Soriano on the roster, the Cubs optioned outfielder Matt Murton back to Triple-A Iowa. Murton had been recalled April 19 and was 3-for-14 (.214) with four RBIs in eight games with the Cubs.
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 926 Los Angeles Angels 98%
#2 914 San Francisco Giants 97%
#3 911 Pittsburgh Pirates 95%
#4 918 Tampa Bay Rays 89%
#5 905 Washington Nationals 78%
#6 916 New York Yankees 71%
#7 903 Arizona Diamondbacks 68%
#8 907 San Diego Padres 51%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 5/1
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 6/1
DETROIT TIGERS 6/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 9/1
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 10/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 12/1
ATLANTA BRAVES 14/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 14/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com