Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has a slight tear in his meniscus and will go on the disabled list, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
Sveum says Soto slight tear in meniscus. Will go on DL likely after the game.
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) May 18, 2012
Soto has hit just .161/.250/.301 this season in 28 games for Chicago. The 29-year-old is coming off of a disappointing 2011 where he hit just .228/.310/.411 with 17 home runs in 125 games.
In 2008, Soto won the National League Rookie of the Year after hitting .285/.364/.504 with 23 home runs and 86 RBI. Since then he has had just one season in which he has hit above .228.