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Soto activated from DL, Castillo optioned to Iowa

Soto activated from DL, Castillo optioned to Iowa

Soto activated from DL, Castillo optioned to Iowa
CHICAGO -- Cubs catcher Geovany Soto was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and Welington Castillo optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Soto had been sidelined since mid-May after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

"I had a good week [at Iowa] and was in plenty of games," said Soto, who was 3-for-16 (.188) in five games with two doubles.

Soto was batting .161 when he was sidelined with the knee injury, which he felt May 16.

"I had a lot of at-bats [in Iowa] and tried to find myself and I think we're on the right track," Soto said.

The Cubs had talked about keeping three catchers, but decided Castillo needs regular at-bats to develop. Steve Clevenger is the backup catcher, although he started at first base on Monday.

Soto has been eager to return.

"After the surgery, all I wanted to do was come back ready as fast as I could," Soto said. "It was a little frustrating -- being on the DL is no fun."

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