CHICAGO (AP) -Alfonso Soriano came off the 15-day disabled list and right into the Chicago Cubs' lineup Tuesday as they began a key three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Soriano sustained a small tear in his right quadriceps muscle as he ran the bases on Aug. 5 against the New York Mets. He went on the DL the next day and the Cubs were 8-11 without him in the starting lineup.
Soriano, who signed a $136 million, eight-year contract with the Cubs in the offseason, was batting .297 with 18 homers and 42 RBIs in 104 games. He was put right back into the leadoff spot Tuesday night, playing left field.
The Cubs optioned left-hander Carmen Pignatiello to Triple-A Iowa to clear a roster spot. The team also announced that catcher Koyie Hill had cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Iowa. Hill had been designated for assignment on Aug. 20.

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 953 Chicago Cubs  99%
#2 979 Detroit Tigers  99%
#3 974 Cleveland Indians  96%
#4 966 New York Yankees  94%
#5 968 Chicago White Sox  94%
#6 972 Tampa Bay Rays  80%
#8 976 Boston Red Sox  74%
#9 956 Atlanta Braves  67%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Mets vs. Giants Prediction Will the Mets hand the struggling Giants yet another loss when the two teams meet at 10:15PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Dodgers Prediction Will the Dodgers beat the Rockies and win their eighth straight game when the two teams meet at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Padres Pick Will the San Diego Padres add to the current losing streak of the Detroit Tigers when the two open their weekend series tonight at...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Mariners Pick Will the Houston Astros or the Seattle Mariners continue their win streak when the two meet up tonight at 10:10PM...
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Cardinals Prediction Will the Pirates pull off the upset versus the Cardinals tonight at 8:15PM ET in St. Louis?

MLB Team Pages