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Jorge Soler | Outfielder | #68

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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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

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ESPN's Jayson Stark listed Jorge Soler as one of the players the Braves have asked for in trade discussions for Shelby Miller.

Soler is still a Cub so it doesn't look like Chicago had much interest in that trade. The Cubs recently added John Lackey to a rotation that already includes Jon Lester and Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta so it's unlikely they'd make a big splash by adding someone like Miller. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick suggested the team is much more likely to pursue a top closer. Meanwhile, Atlanta's asking price for Miller continues to be sky-high. A.J. Pollock and Joc Pederson are two other players the Braves have targeted in recent trade talks.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Jorge Soler will bat second in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Mets on Wednesday.

Soler will move up in the lineup against left-hander Steven Matz. Kyle Schwarber will hit sixth while David Ross will start behind the plate in place of Miguel Montero. The full lineup as the Cubs try to keep their season alive: Dexter Fowler CF, Soler RF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Schwarber LF, Javier Baez SS, Jason Hammel SP, Ross C.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said on WSCR 670 The Score that Jorge Soler will be in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Mets on Tuesday.

Chris Coghlan made the start in right field in Game 2 against Noah Syndergaard, but Soler will be back in there with Jacob deGrom on the hill for New York. The Cubs are facing a 2-0 deficit in the series as they return home to Wrigley Field.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Jorge Soler belted a two-run homer and reached base in all four plate appearances in Monday's NLDS Game 3 victory over the Cardinals.

Soler drew a walk in each of his first two plate appearances, singled and scored in the third and then extended the Cubs' lead with a longball in the sixth. After not starting the Wild Card Game or Game 1 of the NLDS, Soler has now reached base in all nine of his plate appearances in the series and has gone deep twice. The Cubs smashed six home runs in the game.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 10:07:00 PM

Jorge Soler jolted his first career postseason homer Saturday in the Cubs’ win over the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Soler stung a one-out double to left field in his first at-bat before breaking things open with a two-run jack in the second inning. He walked in his other two trips to the plate before being replaced by Chris Denorfia in the seventh. Kyle Schwarber didn't start against left-hander Jaime Garcia on Saturday. With right-hander Michael Wacha going for the Cards in Game 3, Soler will likely head back to the bench.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 08:58:00 PM

Jorge Soler is out of the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Soler is sitting once again with a right-hander on the mound, this time against Josh Smith. The weather isn't very promising in Cincinnati, but Chris Coghlan is slated to start in right field.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Soler has been sitting in favor of Chris Coghlan against most righties since returning from the disabled list last week. This, despite the fact that he's homered in three out of his last four games.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Jorge Soler gave the Cubs their only run in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers, finishing 2-for-3 with a solo home run.

Soler got the Cubs on the board in the seventh inning, drilling a homer to left-center off of reliever Will Smith. The outfielder has a .271/.331/.413 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI on the year. Three of those home runs have come in his last four games.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:51:00 PM

Jorge Soler pinch-hit and ripped a three-run home run as the Cubs took down the Brewers on Monday.

Soler pinch-hit for catcher Miguel Montero in the seventh inning and crushed a Cesar Jimenez offering to center field for a three-run home run, extending the Cubs' lead to 9-4. The outfielder has gone yard nine times this year while knocking in 46 runs and hitting .267/.328/.402.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:35:00 PM

Jorge Soler is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Monday night against the Brewers.

Soler has made just one start since being activated off the disabled list Thursday afternoon. He's still working back to full strength after missing a month with a strained left oblique. Chris Coghlan is starting in right field Monday versus Milwaukee.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Cubs activated OF Jorge Soler from the 15-day disabled list.

Soler will be available off the bench in Thursday afternoon's series finale in Pittsburgh after missing the last four weeks with a strained left oblique. He should return to the starting lineup on Friday against the Cardinals. The 23-year-old outfielder has been a disappointment in his first full major league season, slashing just .265/.325/.385 with seven home runs and 42 RBI in 90 games.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Jorge Soler (oblique) will remain on his rehab assignment with High-A Myrtle Beach until the conclusion of their playoff series.

It's a best-of-five series that could run through Friday if it goes all five games. The Cubs had indicated that Soler would be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but it's now looking like it won't happen until next weekend's series against the Cardinals.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Jorge Soler (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday.

He'll play for them again on Sunday if they win. If all goes well, Soler will then be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday following Monday's off day. The outfielder has been on the shelf for nearly three weeks with a strained left oblique.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Jorge Soler (oblique) could play in a simulated game this weekend.

Soler has missed more than two weeks of action with a strained left oblique, but he maintains hope of rejoining the Cubs' lineup before the end of the season. The young outfielder is hitting a disappointing .265/.325/.385 with seven homers for Chicago this season.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 08:58:00 AM