08:10 AM ET 04.25 | Alfonso Soriano isn't hitting well, and he's worse so far this season with runners on base, which is a bad combination for holding his spot in the order. [Soriano] is hitting .200 with no extra base hits in the Cubs' first 17 games, batting mainly in the clean-up spot. Manager Dale Sveum inserted Soriano into the No. 5 hole on Tuesday between Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart, but doesn't plan on dropping him any lower in the order. "I think he's still the threat," Sveum said. "I'm not going to move him down anytime soon, that's for sure. ... When all is said and done he'll end up with his 25-30 home runs and we'll all look back at this and laugh at it." Soriano is hitting .182 against right-handers, and .158 with runners in scoring position.