Jorge Soler is expected to be in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the World Series against the Indians on Wednesday.
Chris Coghlan got the start over Jason Heyward in Game 1 and went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. Now Cubs manager Joe Maddon will give Soler a shot. The 24-year-old is hitless in eight at-bats this postseason.
Padres sent RHP Jacob Smith outright to Triple-A El Paso.
Smith was claimed off waivers from the Giants back in July. The 26-year-old made his major league debut in September and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over four innings.
Padres sent RHP Jose Dominguez outright to Triple-A El Paso.
Dominguez, 26, was added to the 40-man roster back in July and went on to post a 5.05 ERA and 20/17 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings with the big club. The move gives the Padres some extra wiggle room this offseason.
Padres sent INF Jemile Weeks outright to Triple-A El Paso.
The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Weeks suffered a hamstring injury back in May and wasn't able to make it back to the Padres before the end of the season. The 29-year-old plans to rest and rehab the injury rather than undergo surgery.
Brewers re-signed RHP Stephen Kohlscheen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The signing was announced on Tuesday. Kohlscheen, 28, pitched with the Brewers' Double-A affiliate this year and saved 23 games while posting a 2.54 ERA and 67/17 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings.