Sam Fuld walked into the clubhouse today with a splint-like device on his right thumb, courtesy of that diving catch he made last night. Turns out he went for an MRI and X-rays. He said he's still waiting to get the MRI results and that the preliminary results showed just some ligament damage.
Lou said they'll know more in a day or two and that if Fuld is going to be out any length of time, they'd call up somebody from the minor leagues. There are no outfielders in the minors who are on the 40-man, and if things get to a point where the Cubs need a body, they won't rule out calling up Tyler Colvin or James Adduci, both of whom are in the Southern League championship series for Tennessee against Jacksonville. Colvin was the Cubs' top draft pick in 2006, and he's come on in the second half after having Tommy John surgery before the season. The Cubs already have an expanded roster, so the need isn't dire. But you know Lou. If the Cubs had 44 men up right now, he'd want that 45th body.
As a procedural move, they also put Alfonso Soriano on the DL retro to Sept. 4. Sori had his left knee scoped today, and the doctors found "acute inflammation" and "expected cartilage degeneration," which they cleaned up. Sori will begin his rehab with the team. He won't go to St. Louis this weekend, but he will be in Milwaukee next week and in San Francisco over the following weekend.
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