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Jorge Soler | Outfielder | #12

Team: Kansas City Royals
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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Cubs vice president Jason McLeod told fans in Chicago on Sunday that Jorge Soler was benched "a couple of times" last season due to a lack of hustle.
The comments came during a Q&A at the final session of the Cubs' annual winter fan convention. "This is not trying to harp on 'Georgie' at all, but he got yanked a couple of times last year for not hustling out to the outfield, for not running down the line," said McLeod. "I don't know if Joe [has conversations with players like that] so much, but Joe makes the decision. And Joe's style is not gonna go up and blow somebody up, especially in the dugout, on TV. But yeah, those conversations do take place." Soler will try to shake off that reputation in Kansas City, where he was traded in early December for closer Wade Davis. There's still a whole lot of offensive upside in the 24-year-old from Cuba. Maybe the fresh start can yield positives for everybody involved. Jan 16 - 10:02 AM

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Royals acquired OF Jorge Soler from the Cubs for RHP Wade Davis.

The haul could have been a bit bigger if Davis didn’t come with some health question marks, but Soler is an intriguing buy-low. The 24-year-old started his MLB career with a bang in 2014, but he owns a .253/.328/.413 batting line in 668 plate appearances since. Strikeouts have been the big issue, but his defense has also been shaky. Perhaps the change of scenery will be the jolt he needs. He's expected to see time between right field and DH with his new team. Soler still has four years of team control remaining. By parting with Davis, Kelvin Herrera figures to move into the closer role and has the potential to be a top-tier option at the spot in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM and 670thescore.com reports that Kansas City "likes" Jorge Soler.

Levine also reiterates what has been reported previously in that the Cubs are interested in Wade Davis. Whether the two clubs could have potential match involving those two players remains to be seen. Soler has hit only .258/.328/.434 to this point in his career, but he's plenty young enough (25 in February) to figure things out still. The Rangers also reportedly have interest in Soler.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:47:00 PM

MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are showing interest in Jorge Soler.

The Rangers are intent on adding some right-handed power this offseason, as they've been connected to free agents Edwin Encarnacion, Mike Napoli and Mark Trumbo. Soler would obviously have to be acquired via trade, but the feeling is that the Cubs are likely to move him this winter. He's disappointed with a career .258/.328/.434 batting line but will turn just 25 in February and is under team control cheaply through 2020.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune writes that "the expectation is Jorge Soler will be dealt at some point for young starting pitching."

Soler saw sporadic playing time in 2016 and with the return of Kyle Schwarber in 2017 and signing of Jon Jay, a lack of consistent playing time next year would again appear to be in the cards. The Cubs have flirted with dealing Soler in the past but might finally pull the trigger on a trade this winter. He's hit a disappointing .258/.328/.434 so far in the majors, but Soler will turn just 25 in February and is under contract cheaply through 2020.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a triple on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cubs to victory over the Indians in Game 3 of the World Series.

As a team, the Cubs tallied just five hits, with Soler netting two of them. He tripled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning on a ball that Lonnie Chisenhall was unable to field along the wall down the right field line, the Cubs were unable to cash him in though. Even with the two hits, Soler is hitting just .154/.313/.308 for the postseason.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Jorge Soler is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Cubs on Friday in Game 3 of the World Series.

It's his second straight start in right field after Chris Coghlan got the start in Game 1. $184 million outfielder Jason Heyward has been on the bench for all three contests so far and hasn't started since Game 5 of the NLCS. The Cubs' full lineup looks like this: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Willson Contreras C, Soler RF, Javier Baez 2B, Addison Russell SS, Kyle Hendricks P.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 03:18:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Jorge Soler is playing left field and batting cleanup for the Cubs in Monday's NLDS Game 3 against the Giants.

Soler didn't start the first two games with the Giants throwing righties, but he'll be thrown into the No. 4 spot with Madison Bumgarner getting the ball. Jason Heyward is on the bench, as Ben Zobrist is in left field and Javier Baez is at second base. Miguel Montero is doing the catching. The Cubs' full lineup is as follows: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Soler LF, Zobrist RF, Addison Russell SS, Baez 2B, Montero C, Jake Arrieta P.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Jorge Soler (side) is in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

Soler has dealt with an injury to his right side the last couple weeks, but an MRI came back clean and he'll give it a go in the regular season finale. He's in left field and batting seventh against Robert Stephenson and the Reds.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Jorge Soler (side) is expected to play on Sunday.

Soler has played just twice in the past two weeks due to a side injury. He'll have to show he's healthy on Sunday in order to be part of the NLDS roster.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 05:31:00 PM

An MRI taken Monday on the right side of Jorge Soler showed no major damage.

Soler is hanging back in Chicago for now, but he should rejoin the Cubs for their final regular-season series this weekend in Cincinnati. This was the second MRI on his right side, which has been causing Soler discomfort for the last two weeks. It sounds like a relatively minor oblique issue.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Jorge Soler will have his right side examined.

Soler recently missed some time with tightness in his side and he was moving gingerly during Sunday's game. The Cubs should have an update on his status by the end of the day Monday or Tuesday afternoon.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Jorge Soler returned to the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

Soler has been held out of the lineup since experiencing tightness in his side last Friday. He's getting the start in left field and will bat seventh against Alex Reyes and the Cardinals on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Jorge Soler (side) struck out as a pinch hitter in Friday afternoon's victory over the Cardinals.

He was forced to leave last Friday's game due to tightness in his side and hasn't appeared in the starting lineup since. He's expected to return at some point this weekend.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Hunter Dozier
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Peter O'Brien
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Yordano Ventura
3Ian Kennedy
4Jason Vargas
5Nate Karns
6Mike Minor
7Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Scott Alexander
5Brian Flynn
6Andrew Edwards
7Alec Mills
8Kevin McCarthy
9Chris Young