Cubs’ Geovany Soto to Rehab With Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies announced today that Cubs All-Star catcher Geovany Soto is tentatively scheduled to join Tennessee during the current homestand against Mississippi. Soto is recovering from a strained left groin and is tentatively scheduled to play at Smokies Park this Thursday and Friday.

Chicago Cubs' Geovany Soto

Prior to his heading to the disabled list on May 17, Soto hit .266 (24-for-106) for the Cubs this year. He belted three home runs and drove in 12 runs in 31 games played. In 2008, the Puerto Rico
native captured the National League Rookie of the Year award and earned a spot on the N.L. All-Star team.

The accolades don’t stop there though for the 28-year old. In his final year in the minors in 2007, Soto was named by Baseball America to its Minor League All-Star and Pacific Coast League
(PCL) All-Star teams. He was also named in 2007’s Triple-A Offensive Player of the Year and took home the PCL’s Most Valuable Player award. Soto was selected by the Cubs in the 11th round of the 2001 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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