A tweet by ESPN's Enrique Rojas that the Cubs had called up catching prospect Welington Castillo had sent the twitterverse into a speculating frenzy, much of it centered around a possible trade of Geovany Soto.
I thought Soto may have gotten hurt going from first to home in the 9th on Reed Johnson's triple. He'd had groin issues during spring training and it seemed logical to assume he may have aggravated it.
Instead, according to Paul Sullivan of the Tribune, it's rookie Steve Clevenger who is headed to the DL with a side injury. It's not thought to be serious but the Cubs didn't want to take any chances.
Castillo is a different type of player than Clevenger. He hits right-handed for starters but he also has more power and a stronger throwing arm. He probably won't hit for as high an average as Clevenger will, though he has improved his approach at the plate and should be able to coax a few walks to bump up that OBP a little. Castillo is considered the better prospect and the one more likely to become an everyday player in time.
For Iowa, Castillo had a .320/.435/.520 line with 2 HRs. He is expected to be activated for the game on Saturday.