Jorge Soler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Despite crowded outfield, Cubs think Soler can hit reset button in 2016

    CSN Chicago "Dexter Fowler's arrival shook up the Cubs outfield situation, but that doesn't necessarily mean Jorge Soler's value took a major hit. With the arrival of Fowler and Shane Victorino (who signed Friday morning), it pushes free agent prize Jason Heyward to his Gold Glove position of right field,..." February 28

  • Who Will Jorge Soler Be in 2016?

    Baseball Essential "Some background for those not familiar with Soler might be a good start. Jorge Soler is a major league baseball player out of Cuba. He played for the Cuban National Team, and spent a little time in the Cuban National Series, but early on in his life defected to try his luck in the American major..." January 26

  • Theo Epstein doesn't sound inclined to trade Jorge Soler

    CBS Sports "Because the Cubs have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to positional talent, the thought is that they may look to trade one of their young bats in exchange for pitching. As our own MLB insider Jon Heyman tweeted not so long ago, Jorge Soler is one such possibility ... The Cubs..." December 20

  • Should the Cubs hold Soler and Baez?

    Baseball Essential "For most of the offseason, Jorge Soler and Javier Baez have not been able to go a week without seeing their names tied up in trade rumors. The outfielder and middle infielder for the Chicago Cubs have been linked (or at least speculated about) in talks to starting pitchers like Shelby Miller,..." December 14

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    Julie DiCaro @JulieDiCaro

    #Cubs interested in Kevin Gausman, BAL interested in both Soler and Baez.

  • Cubs activate Jorge Soler from the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "After missing the past month with a strained oblique muscle Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler is off the disabled list and back on the active roster. He’s not starting today’s game against the Pirates, but is available as a bench player. Soler was having a disappointing season at the time of the..." September 17

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    Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales

    Soler (oblique) still believes he can return before end of season, hopes to resume swinging a bat Friday

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    Cubs Talk @CSNCubs

    #Cubs expecting Motte to miss 3-4 weeks and Soler to miss about a month. Tough blow.

  • Jorge Soler expected back from DL on Sunday

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs are expected to activate outfielder Jorge Soler from the disabled list on Sunday, according to a team source. Soler has been sidelined with a sprained left ankle since June 3. The second-year player, who is batting .265 with four homers and 19 runs batted in, hasn’t hit for..." July 05

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs Soler to report to Iowa for rehab

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Jorge Soler about a week away from a rehab assignment, according to Maddon.

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Soler to DL with left ankle sprain. Baxter back on roster to take his place.

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    #Cubs haven't officially made a DL decision on Jorge Soler, who flew back to Chicago to get his ankle checked out.

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Maddon says Soler should be out 2-3 weeks

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Jorge Soler to have an MRI tomorrow. Seperately Mike Baxter was sent down and Matt Szczur was recalled and is avail tonight.

  • Maddon, Cubs trying to 'unearth' Soler with lineup switch

    CSN Chicago "Jorge Soler checked off another big league "first" Saturday. The 23-year-old slugger hit leadoff for the first time in his brief MLB career in Cubs manager Joe Maddon's attempt to get Soler going at the plate. Standing at 6-foot-4 with a 215-pound frame, Soler looks more like a linebacker..." May 03

  • Cubs prospects Soler, Baez, Bryant put on show with back-to-back-to-back HRs "Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant put on a home run derby in the fourth inning Tuesday that Cubs fans are hoping to see a lot in the regular season. Soler led off the power show against the Indians' Trevor Bauer with a mammoth shot to left that landed on the concourse behind the grassy..." March 11

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Jorge Soler missing the weekend series for the birth of his child. Expected back on Monday. Per Cubs

  • Cubs will try not to put too much pressure on Jorge Soler

    Chicago Tribune "Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler. But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds. "We will probably welcome him, obviously," Renteria said...." August 27

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    David Kaplan @thekapman

    @mployedwriter Jorge Soler is coming up to the major league team.

  • Soler is Cubs minor league player of month

    ESPN "With one prized prospect in Javier Baez set to make his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, another at Triple-A Iowa is doing his best to join him. The Cubs named outfielder Jorge Soler their minor league player of the month for July after he slashed .406/.500/.891 in 24 games..." August 05

  • Marlins and Cubs could discuss a swap of big-time prospects

    CBS Sports "Officials from the Cubs and Marlins both agree they may have something to talk about. The Cubs have a stockpile of high-end position prospects and the Marlins have a long list of fine young pitchers. Prospect-for-prospect deals are rare because they require a strong stomach. Needless to say,..." November 13

  • Sveum eager to view prospects in AFL

    Chicago Tribune "Living in Arizona in the offseason will give manager Dale Sveum the luxury of watching top Cubs prospects Javier Baez Albert Almora Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant play in the Arizona Fall League for Mesa. And Sveum will be able to weigh many options based on the fact some players such as Baez will..." August 28

  • Cubs prospect Jorge Soler unlikely to play again this season

    Hardball Talk "Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday that highly-touted outfield prospect Jorge Soler is unlikely to play in another game this season for High-A Daytona because he still has a long way to go in his recovery from a fractured..." August 14

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs prospect Jorge Soler has stress fracture in left shin. Will be in walking boot 4-6 weeks. No Futures Game

  • One day, Cubs hope Soler can be their answer to Puig

    CSN Chicago "The Los Angeles Dodgers will find out if Yasiel Puig can handle being a star in Hollywood. Watching Puig has been said to be a motivating force for Jorge Soler, the $30 million outfielder the Cubs believe will be a foundation piece in Theo Epstein’s rebuilding project. The two Cuban players..." June 25

  • The Cubs Way: Benching Soler sends another message

    CSN Chicago "Before Jorge Soler left big-league camp in late March, Alfonso Soriano told him that he still had to work hard every day, forget about his bank account and set an example for the kids in the minors. That’s how the $136 million man rolls. The Cubs just made an example of Soler for failing to..." April 30

  • Cubs prospect Soler benched by manager

    Chicago Tribune "Dave Keller is about as old school as they come, and the former Cubs coach and current manager of the team’s Class A Daytona affiliate didn’t like what he saw from top prospect Jorge Soler. So Soler became one of the first prominent examples of the Cubs Way, finding himself on the bench Sunday..." April 30

  • Jorge Soler will have a target on his back

    CSN Chicago "As the Cubs make Jorge Soler one of the faces of this rebuilding project, the $30 million Cuban defector will have a target on his back. Just look at the reactions across Twitter and the national headlines made out of an advanced Class-A game. The Florida State League slapped Soler with a..." April 14

  • Cubs prospect Soler suspended 5 games for bat-wielding tirade

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs have had their share of experience indulging high-salaried players with hair-trigger tempers. Their success record has not been good, and the proof was in the broken Gatorade coolers, broken bats and broken promises. Carlos Zambrano and Milton Bradley come to mind immediately. Their..." April 12

  • Samardzija: Soler has to control emotions

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzjia had some tough words of advice for a potential future teammate in Jorge Soler, who was suspended five games Thursday for approaching an opponent's dugout wielding a bat during a Single-A game in Daytona Beach, Fla. "If you are going to come here to..." April 11

  • Cubs prospect Soler ejected for charging dugout with bat

    Chicago Tribune "Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, one of the Cubs' top prospects, was ejected from a Daytona Cubs Class A game on Wednesday night after a bench-clearing incident. The Daytona Beach News Journal reported that Soler wielded a bat as he charged across the field. He was caught by teammates near..." April 11

  • Cubs: Soler and Baez get a taste for The Show

    CSN Chicago "It is the question that has no answer. No one knows when Jorge Soler and Javier Baez will be ready for The Show. That won’t stop the media from asking Cubs players, coaches and executives. The fans that just sat through a 101-loss season and a century-plus championship drought certainly want to..." March 19

  • Cubs rightly impressed by Soler

    Fox Sports "Veteran outfielder Darnell McDonald calls him “King James.” As in LeBron James. As in the former hoops prodigy turned NBA legend. So, to the Chicago Cubs official who asked me with a smile, “Don’t crank up the hype machine too far,” I can offer only one possible response: Your own players..." February 25

  • Cubs triple threat

    Chicago Tribune "And so it begins. On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest that you won't have to wait another lifetime before there is..." February 24

  • Jorge Soler shows off his power

    CSN Chicago "There was a pair of red-white-and-blue Nike cleats at the bottom of the locker next to Starlin Castro’s. Side-by-side, the back of the shoes spelled out two words: JORGE SOLER. We’re pretty sure Nike won’t be rolling out a line of Air Solers this spring. The $30 million Cuban defector is likely..." February 22

  • Jorge Soler Homers In Intrasquad Game

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "There isn't too much more to say about this than the headline; Jorge Soler homered in the first inning of the Cubs' first intrasquad game at HoHoKam Park Thursday, February 21. Nick Struck threw a 3-1 pitch. Soler hammered it over the left-field wall in front of about 100 fans and other..." February 21

  • Cubs eager to take a longer look at Soler, Baez

    CSN Chicago "Jorge Soler pulled his white SUV into the spot reserved for Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. Javier Baez parked his white Mercedes-Benz right next to it. The two big-name prospects haven’t taken over the place yet. They made an extra stop for a few minutes after Wednesday’s rain-shortened workout as..." February 21

  • Sveum: Soler not on fast track to make Cubs

    Chicago Tribune "One day after manager Dale Sveum cited the need for power, Cuban prospect Jorge Soler put on a long ball display in his first day of spring training with the major league team. Soler said he hopes to be with the Cubs by next season, though Sveum insisted he's not on a fast track to the..." February 16