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Soriano ready to DH on Interleague road swing

MILWAUKEE -- There are some hitters who hate the idea of being a designated hitter. Alfonso Soriano said he can handle it for the next six days.

"I like it, especially in a stadium where I can have a batting cage behind the clubhouse and the dugout, that's good," Soriano said Thursday, a day before the Cubs open six-game Interleague swing through Seattle and Oakland. "Between innings, I can work on my swing and be ready with my at-bats."

Soriano did not start Thursday against the Brewers, getting a second straight day off. The veteran outfielder entered the finale hitting .245 overall and .191 in 22 June games with one home run and seven doubles.

"At my age, now I'm 37, I just hit for one week, it's good," Soriano said. "[Being the DH] the whole season, that's totally different. But for six games, it's not bad."

Cubs manager Dale Sveum wanted to use Brian Bogusevic in left field and keep him hot. He joined the team Tuesday after batting .319 in 78 games with Triple-A Iowa.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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