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Jorge Soler | Outfielder | #68

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / CHC
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Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' lineup on Friday.
The Cubs are going with Kris Bryant in left field and Javier Baez at third base. Soler is off to a disappointing .196/.291/.348 start at the plate. Apr 22 - 2:39 PM

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Jorge Soler is out of the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

Kris Bryant will start in left field and Tommy La Stella will start at third base against Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez. Soler had a bad night defensively on Tuesday and he struck out three times in four plate appearances. He's batting .200/.306/.350 on the year.
Apr 20 - 10:58 AM

Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

Soler followed Anthony Rizzo's fourth inning bomb with a blast of his own. Also worth noting was Cubs manager Joe Maddon's faith in the 24-year-old, as Soler batted cleanup with Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist getting the day off. That's not likely to stick when the regulars return, but it says something about how Soler is swinging the bat lately after a slow start. Soler is 6-for-15 (.400) with two home runs, four RBI and six runs scored in his last six games.
Apr 16 - 5:53 PM

Jorge Soler is starting in left field and batting sixth for the Cubs in Friday's game versus the Rockies.

Soler didn't start Thursday's game but is back in there Friday. He's sporting a .200/.290/.320 batting line with one homer over his first nine contests.
Apr 15 - 10:26 AM

Jorge Soler is out of the Cubs' lineup Thursday.

Soler went 2-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly on Wednesday night, but he won't get rewarded with a start Thursday versus Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias. Kris Bryant will play left field for the Cubs and Tommy La Stella will start at third base.
Apr 14 - 3:17 PM

Jorge Soler went 2-for-2 with a sac fly and a walk before coming out of Wednesday's game for defense.

Unfortunately, Soler's poor glove will cost him a plate appearance or two from time to time, as it did tonight. At least his bat is coming along after a slow start.
Apr 13 - 11:29 PM

Jorge Soler homered Sunday in the Cubs' 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

It was a solo shot in the sixth inning off Arizona starter Shelby Miller that gave the Cubs a 4-3 lead. Soler then put Chicago up 5-3 with a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the seventh, finishing the day 1-for-3 with two RBI. The young Cuban outfielder is going to be asked to carry a heavy load for the Cubs this summer in the absence of Kyle Schwarber. He has the raw talent to make the most of the opportunity.
Apr 10 - 7:46 PM

Jorge Soler was hitless in three at-bats Friday against the Mets, leaving him with a .154 batting average for the spring.

Soler has also had issues making the adjustment to left field, so not much went right for him this spring. It’s still likely that he’ll be in the starting lineup on Opening Day against the Angels, especially with the DH available under American League rules, but it will be interesting to see if Joe Maddon considers starting Tommy La Stella instead.
Apr 1 - 7:25 PM

Jorge Soler shredded the Diamondbacks for two hits and three RBI in Thursday’s win.

Soler took Archie Bradley deep in the first for his second home run of the spring. He ended Bradley’s afternoon two innings later with an RBI double in the third inning. It’s good to see Soler finally stringing together some hits after starting the spring 1-for-20.
Mar 17 - 10:49 PM

Jorge Soler went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

Not a great week for Soler, on any front. Not only did he fail to pick up a hit on the field Wednesday, manager Joe Maddon indicated on Tuesday that he's in definite need of some defensive improvement in left field. The 24-year-old is transitioning over with the addition of $184 million right fielder Jason Heyward. Maddon is looking to see sharper routes on fly balls and quicker anticipation on the first step. Come Opening Day, Soler should earn his fair share of at-bats spelling Kyle Schwarber depending on the match-up. If he continues as a defensive liability, though, it could certainly eat into his playing time.
Mar 16 - 7:53 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Jorge Soler "definitely needs to improve" defensively in left field.

Soler is making the transition to left field now that Jason Heyward is slated to play right field. Maddon said his the staff, including coach Dave Martinez, have worked "diligently" with Soler, but it's a work in progress. Soler misplayed two balls on Monday, though Maddon accepted blame for poor positioning on one of them. "There are defensive abilities in there," said Maddon. "We have to draw it out more consistently. And I'm a big believer in information and the drill work that gives you a better first step and better routes." Soler is expected to platoon with Kyle Schwarber in left field this season.
Mar 16 - 11:55 AM

Jorge Soler connected for a solo homer Thursday against the Mariners.

Soler came into Thursday’s action 0-for-10 this spring. The 24-year-old had some momentum as a sleeper in fantasy leagues, but it was mostly snuffed out after the Cubs surprised the baseball world by bringing back Dexter Fowler. As of now, Soler appears headed for part-time at-bats in left field alongside Kyle Schwarber.
Mar 10 - 7:02 PM

The Padres showed interest in Jorge Soler earlier this offseason.

So did the Rays and Indians. The Cubs see potential in Soler and have been hesitant to trade him, though it's possible they could revisit that with Dexter Fowler back in the outfield mix. Soler worked hard this offseason by shedding 10 pounds. It looks like he's headed for a platoon role in left field.
Source: CBS Chicago
Feb 27 - 5:48 PM

Cubs president Theo Epstein said Thursday that he doesn't anticipate making any more trades.

Epstein and Co. dealt Chris Coghlan to the A's on Thursday morning and then promptly announced the re-signing of Dexter Fowler to a one-year, $13 million deal. Fowler is probably going to take back over as the Cubs' starting center fielder, shifting newcomer Jason Heyward over to right. That leaves a split in left field for Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler, and the right-handed-hitting Soler would likely be the lesser-used part of that platoon. It's not an ideal fantasy situation for the 24-year-old Cuban.
Feb 25 - 1:26 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs now "seem disinclined" to trade Jorge Soler to clear right field for Jason Heyward.

There's been some speculation that the Cubs will trade Soler for a starter and move Heyward to right field to set up an acquisition for a center fielder. Rosenthal is hearing otherwise, as the club currently appears content to play Heyward in center field and hold on to their collection of young talent. Things could always change if the right offer comes along for Soler, but they could wait things out and address roster weaknesses during the season.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard