Found August 14, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jorge Soler
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
The minor league season is rapidly winding down.  The league years generally end near or soon after September roster expansion for the Majors.  This is part of the reason Chicago Cubs' prospect Jorge Soler is not expected to play again this season.  The other part is the simply fact that his leg has not yet healed. Theo: Soler (leg fracture) still enough healing that return to Daytona unlikely. Ariz Fall League on the table. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) August 13, 2013 In late June, Soler suffered a stress fracture in his left leg.  The break was not bad, but it is taking quite some time to heal.  Any fracture will usually take at least 4-6 weeks to heal, but Soler's is expected to take longer.  However, he could still get action this year if the Cubs do send him to the Arizona Fall League. The AFL is where many of the top prospects in baseball come to play competitive ball during the fall.  While Major Leaguers are resting an preparing for next season, these young prospects play a short schedule in minor league/spring training parks throughout the Phoenix Metro area.  Soler would be able to sharpen his skills and at least get some game action in after his leg heals if the Cubs send him. Soler is a Cuban defector whom the Cubs have high hopes for.  They signed him to a nine-year, $30 million deal back in June of 2012.  The deal is lengthy, but it allows the Cubs to keep him in the minors for as long as necessary without eating into his Major League service time - not that that is much of a consideration since they won't have to worry about arbitration, etc. Soler is not close to a Major League call up.  He has made it as far as High-A ball this year.  The Cubs may start him back at High-A next year considering he only got 51 games at that level. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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