Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs activated catcher Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list among several roster moves on Monday.
The 27-year-old backstop was put on the DL on August 10 with a sprained right shoulder ligament. Over 88 games this season, Soto is hitting .288 with 15 homers and 45 runs batted in to go with a .401 on-base percentage.
Chicago also called up infielder Micah Hoffpauir from Triple-A Iowa on Monday. The 30-year-old will be making his second stint with the big club this year. He saw action in three games in early August and went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts.
The moves were made necessary when the Cubs optioned catcher Welington Castillo and outfielder Sam Fuld following Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
In other team news, the Cubs named Bob Dernier new first base coach and announced Ivan DeJesus will take over third base coaching duties from Mike Quade, who was promoted to interim manager following Lou Piniella's immediate retirement after Sunday's game.
08/23 15:57:54 ET