Geovany Soto To DL and Jayson Werth To All Star Game

Matt AnayaContributor IJuly 10, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 10:  Jayson Werth #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against  the New York Mets during their game on June 10, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Cubs are exted to place Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, and according to Manager Lou Piniella he may miss a month.

The 2008 NL Rookie of the Year, was injured while taking batting practice Wednesday and an MRI Thursday revealed the injured oblique.

Soto has had a rough year, as his numbers pale in comparison to last season's ROY Award and it was recently revealed he tested positive for marijuana while at the World Baseball Classic.

In better news, the Phillies Jayson Werth has replaced Carlos Beltrán on the 2009 NL All Star team. Werth is somewhat lucky as his Manager Charlie Manuel selected Werth in conjunction with MLB.

Werth, 30, has better numbers than Beltran this season as his .268 average, 20 home runs, 54 RBI, 59 runs, and 12 stolen bases state.