The team just announced moments ago that Alfonso Soriano has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain. He suffered the injury in the first inning of last night’s game, landing gingerly after his signature hop to catch a flyball.
To replace Soriano, infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Patterson, younger brother of Corey, has caught the eye of many in the organization because of his versatility and ability to leadoff. He has speed (24 SB/9 CS in AAA last year) and patience (54 BB/85 K in 128 games).
Check back later for the first starting lineup without Soriano.