After today's 5-2 victory over the Reds, the Cubs announced that left fielder Alfonso Soriano will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday. Team doctor Stephen Gryzlo will perform the operation.
Soriano will miss the rest of the season, but the Cubs are glad he's having the surgery this week so he can begin his rehab with their training staff before he goes home to the Dominican Republic for the off-season.
Soriano is batting .241 with 20 homers, 55 RBI, an on-base percentage of .303 and a slugging percentage of .423. Lou says you can figure him to bat sixth in next year's lineup, as his days as a leadoff hitter are done.