In the first 67 games of the Cubs’ season, they racked up a record of 43-24. In the 34 games since then that Alfonso Soriano was out with a broken wrist, they were 16-18. The Cubs leadoff man went 1-5 with an RBI in his first game back, helping the Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 10-6.
The Chicago Tribune also reported that the Cubs may call up right handed power pitcher Jeff Samardzija. The former Notre Dame wide receiver has been extremely effective, and may help in the closer role until Kerry Wood returns.