Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:19:26 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez and OF Albert Almora are unlikely to come up when rosters expand in September. Manager Dale Sveum doesn't see anyone being called up that isn't already on the 40-man roster. "The (Brian) Bogusevics and Sweeneys, and obviously (Donnie Murphy's) doing a heck of a job," Sveum said of the outlook for current roster players. "And yesterday's topic was getting (Anthony) Rizzo and (Starlin) Castro to where they go into the winter feeling a heck of a lot better than they did two days ago." OF Jorge Soler and 3B Mike Olt are both on the 40-man roster.
Fantasy Tip: Soler and Olt are your best options if you're speculating in NL-only leagues for the final month. They could contribute in deep mixed leagues, too, if they're given everyday playing time in the final month, but that's unlikely.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:10:22 -0700
The Chicago Cubs aren't expecting OF Jorge Soler (shin) to play in the minors again this year, but he might play in the Arizona Fall League.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:30:37 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (shin) has a stress fracture in his left tibia and will be in a walking boot for four to six weeks. The Cubs cannot say whether Soler will miss the rest of the minor league season, but he will miss the Futures Game.
This turns out to be quite a blow. Soler has had a mixed back of a year, putting up a solid .281/.343/.467 slash line in 236 plate appearances for Class A Advanced Daytona, but also getting a suspension for his role in a bench-clearing confrontation, getting benched for a perceived lack of hustle and now this injury. Hopefully 2013 is a big-time learning experience for the high-upside prospect.
Fantasy Tip: This turns out to be quite a blow. Soler has had a mixed bag of a year, putting up a solid .281/.343/.467 slash line in 236 plate appearances for Class A Advanced Daytona, but also getting a suspension for his role in a bench-clearing confrontation, getting benched for a perceived lack of hustle and now this injury. Hopefully 2013 is a big-time learning experience for the high-upside prospect.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:32:18 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (shin) has been put on the seven-day disabled list with a shin injury at Single-A Daytona.
Tue, 14 May 2013 20:04:01 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler was named Florida State League Player of the Week after going 7-for-15 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, four RBI and five runs scored in four games for Class A Daytona. He has reached base in 10 consecutive games.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:54:39 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler was benched for lack of hustle at Single-A Daytona Sunday, April 28. Soler was suspended five games earlier this month after charging toward the opposing dugout with a bat in his hands.
Fantasy Tip: Soler is a promising young outfielder that is expected to become a staple of the team's outfield alignment in a few seasons. His attitude problems, if they continue, could hinder him from reaching the big leagues at a quick pace.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:44:23 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler rejoined his Class A Daytona teammates Thursday, April 18, after serving a five-game suspension. He was punished for charging the opposing dugout while wielding a bat April 10.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:12:59 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler was suspended for five games Thursday, April 11, and he received an undisclosed fine for his role in an altercation in a minor league game.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:55:17 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler was ejected from a game at Class A Daytona Wednesday, April 10. Soler exchanged words with another player after Soler slid into second base to break up a double play. The two were separated, and Soler went to the dugout and retrieved a bat and went after the player in the opposing dugout. Soler didn't swing the bat at anyone.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:16:41 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez and OF Jorge Soler are expected to be sent to minor league camp within the next week. "They are so raw they just have to play so many more baseball games before they're ready for this kind of big league pitching every day," manager Dale Sveum said. "Soler has been impressive to where he doesn't just go up there swinging. He has a pretty good idea. His poise in the outfield, for not playing a lot of games, it's pretty impressive." Baez and Soler are likely to start out at Class A Daytona and Sveum said it was unlikely that either player would reach the majors this year.