Soto day-to-day with injured foot

Soto day-to-day with injured foot

HOUSTON -- Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is day-to-day after fouling a ball off his left foot in the third inning of Monday night's 5-2 win over the Astros.

Soto had another at-bat in the sixth and was then lifted on defense. He tried to stay in the game, but his foot stiffened up, and the Cubs athletic trainers decided treatment was a better option. The ball hit him in the arch of his foot.

What about Tuesday?

"Let's see," Soto said. "It's not the bone, it's not a major thing. It's in a tough area. If I'm putting some weight on it now after ice, it's not a big thing."

Cubs manager Lou Piniella said he felt Soto would definitely be available Friday, when the team opens a weekend series in Colorado.