Someone Call The Hospital, Cubs Injuires Are Piling Up

Katelyn GrabarekSenior Analyst IJune 29, 2008

It all started June 11 when Alfonso Soriano was hit in his right hand with a pitch. Forcing him to sit out six weeks.

I don't know if anyone else was thinking what I was at that moment. Something told me that despite Soriano being only one player on a roster of 25 guys, more injuries were soon to follow. 

Now as the Cubs try to stave off a sweep at the hands of the hated White Sox the injuries are starting to pile up, as are the losses.

Scott Eyre was recently placed on the disabled list with a groin injury.

Reed Johnson has been out with back spasms. 

Ryan Theriot has been out with a hand issue for the first two games of the series against the south siders.

Carlos Zambrano is on the disabled list with a shoulder strain.  However, Zambrano is expected to return from the disabled list for his start against the Cardinals next weekend. 

Soriano got good news about his hand.  It is healing well, and he's hoping to get some work in this week.

Kosuke Fukudome has also missed some time this past week.

The Cubs will hope to get a somewhat normal lineup back before heading to St. Louis next weekend.  Until now they will make do with who is left, and some call-ups.

Eric Patterson has been hitting well as of late, however his defense has looked shaky in recent days.  Derrek Lee had five hits at the plate in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Sox. 

The Cubs will end their season series against the Sox Sunday, and then head to the west coast to face the San Francisco Giants.  Sean Marshall will take the ball in the final game against the Sox.