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In a bizarre incident Wednesday, Cuban defector and elite Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler charged the opposing dugout wielding a bat after a frustrating play on the basepaths. Solar plays for the Daytona Cubs. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal:
The incident followed a confrontation between Soler and Clearwater’s Carlos Alonso at second base following the final play of the seventh. Soler slid into the base on the play, and he and Alonso exchanged words. Teammates from each side came out to separate the two, and the groups headed back to their dugouts. But Soler came sprinting back out of the Cubs’ dugout — bat in hand — toward the Threshers’ dugout.
According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, Soler will only face a 5 game suspension as a result of his actions.
This seems lenient, given that tossing an errant ball at a batter typically gets you 5 games for a pitcher, and bat wielding is well beyond a little on-field policing of actions. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed before any action took place, but I think a 15-20 game suspension might have been a stronger message that bats have no place in general enforcement of baseball’s unwritten rules.
The Daytona Cubs are Class High-A, the 21-year-old Jorge Soler was recently signed for $30M (9 years) and this has to send out red flags within the organization. Although most accounts state that this is not his usual disposition, and he seems to be of a demeanor amenable toward making the majors without incident.
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Jorge Soler is likely looking at a long suspension after his actions in a fight Wednesday night.
The Cubs prospect reportedly grabbed a bat and charged the opposition’s dugout in response to a bench-clearing brawl between the Single-A Daytona Cubs and Clearwater Threshers. After Soler slid into second base in an attempt to break up a double play during the seventh inning of the...
Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler reportedly was in the middle of a benches-clearing brawl and went after his opponents.
Highly-touted Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler was ejected from a Florida State League game on Tuesday night after he charged the opposing dugout with a bat. You read that correcty: he charged the other team's dugout while brandishing a bat.
I'll let the report from Jonathan Raymond of MiLB.com explain the exact details.
According to Daytona's broadcast team...
Jorge Soler, the 21-year-old Cuban defector who is rated one of the Chicago Cubs best prospects, had to be restrained by teammates after he grabbed a bat and started to charge the other team's dugout Wednesday night.
Details of the late night incident were sketchy but it was reported that the bat-wielding Soler took offense to a rough play at second base during the Single-A...
Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler may have a slight anger management issue to deal with before he makes his way to the Big Leagues. Soler plays for the team’s Class-A affiliate, the Daytona Cubs. On Wednesday night, Daytona lost 14-9 to the Clearwater Thresers in extra innings, but the thrill of extra frames took a backseat to the commotion Soler caused with his outburst in the...
Ticket to Single A Game $15, Overpriced Beer and a Hot Dog $12, Watching a Baseball Player Charge a Dugout With a Bat: PRICELESS
Chicago Cubs top prospect Jorge Soler took a page out of the Canadian classic hockey movie “Slap Shot” charging the opposition dugout with a bat.
The incident occurred in an advanced Single A game between the Daytona Cubs, whom which Soler plays for...
Cubs prospect Jorge Soler has been suspended five games for charging the visiting team's dugout during a Florida State League game with a bat.
Soler was suspended Thursday.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says the organization supports Soler but condemns his actions Wednesday night. Epstein says the Cubs will work to help Soler ''better channel his...
Jorge Soler, a Cuban defector who signed a nine-year, $30 million contract with the Cubs in June of last year and is widely considered the franchise’s top prospect is good with his bat. Soler was...
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If there were only video of this.
Chicago Cubs prize prospect Jorge Soler is in a bit of trouble this morning after appearing to lose control during a Florida State League minor league game Wednesday night.
Soler was ejected after running towards the Clearwater Threshers dugout--bat in hand, in the seventh inning of his team (Daytona Cubs)...
Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler reportedly took his frustrations out on Wednesday night, attempting to attack the opponents dug out with a bat.
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