Castro, Soler take a seat; Schwarber to get first start in left

Either the Cubs are anticipating a trade Wednesday or manager Joe Maddon is just trying to shake up and wake up his struggling lineup. Shortstop Starlin Castro, whose name has come up in trade rumors, and outfielder Jorge Soler are out of Chicago's lineup today as it tries to salvage this three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, according to the Chicago Tribune. The series...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Searching for Answers at the Plate Amid Hitting Struggles

Chicago Cubs’ Chris Coghlan, right, is greeted by teammate Jorge Soler (68) after hitting a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) The Chicago Cubs have, to the surprise of many, emerged as one of the top teams in terms of starting pitching depth from top to bottom...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A Fond Farewell? Cole Hamels No-Hits Chicago Cubs

The last time the Chicago Cubs had a no-hitter thrown against them, by Sandy Koufax in 1965, they had Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Ernie Banks in the heart of their lineup. Time will tell what the future holds for Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler, and Chris Denorfia, but at least they’ve matched the Cubs legends in one regard: they’ve batter 3-4-5 in a game in which...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips Makes Slick Behind-The-Back Throw To Save Run (Video)

Brandon Phillips just turned 34, but make no mistake: The dude still can ball. The Cincinnati Reds second baseman proved that in spectacular fashion Monday night. The Reds led the Chicago Cubs by a run in the seventh inning when Cubs hitter Jorge Soler laced a grounder up the middle that might have tied the score, if Phillips didn’t make one of the best plays you’ll see this...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips makes behind-the-back flip after sliding stop (Video)

Brandon Phillips made a spectacular behind-the-back flip to second base after a diving stop for the final out of the seventh inning during Monday night's Cincinnati Reds game against Chicago. The Reds were hanging onto a one-run lead with runners on first and second with two outs. The play by Phillips robbed Cubs batter Jorge Soler of a single up the middle that could have scored...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 4, Braves 1 (7/19/15)

OSS: Cubs cruise to another win behind Jay Carrieta Three up 1. Jake Arrieta had another dominating performance, striking out ten in seven innings. Over his last six starts, he’s pitched 46.2 innings, giving up five runs and seven walks, striking out 54. Since we saw so much of Samardzija with the Cubs, his Transformation seems more baffling, but Arrieta might be an even bigger...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three key players for Chicago Cubs postseason run

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsIt has been quite the first half of the season for the Chicago Cubs. They currently find themselves holding onto the second Wild Card spot with a 47-40 record. The Cubs have had some great individual performances in the first half, such as Anthony Rizzo putting together an MVP type season, Kris Bryant making his MLB debut, and Jake Arrieta pitching...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Prospectus Midseason Top 50 Prospects

There weren’t too many people that argued the Cubs top prospects entering this season were Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Below them were Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber and C.J.Edwards. It’s been fun to watch these guys at the MLB level, but that takes them off the top prospects list and therefore the BP Midseason top 50 only includes two Cubs: Kyle...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs activate Soler from 15-day DL, send Szczur to Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Jorge Soler from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa. Soler is hitting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 49 games. He sprained his left ankle June 1 at Miami and was placed on the disabled list two days later. Soler played a four...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Soler shines light on poor outfield depth

The St. Louis Cardinals never fail to magnify everything that is wrong with the Chicago Cubs. The latest drubbing by the fellow NL Central foes from Missouri resulted in part from a starting rotation that is paper thin as well as an offense that is struggling mightily to even reach a mediocre distinction. We have seen marked improvement with the pitching as a whole, especially...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs receive good injury news

  For the first time since he sprained his ankle and was placed on the disabled list, Jorge Soler took batting practice. The Cubs outfielder, according to, is no longer wearing a protective boot on his foot. Additionally, Mike Olt began a rehab assignment on Friday. Olt has been sidelined since April 15 with a fracture in his right wrist. (h/t Photo Credit: Mark...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Quick hits

If the playoffs started today, the Chicago Cubs would make it. Yeah, you read that right. Most Cub fans expected to hear that next year, but what a pleasant surprise. Here are a two of many things to pay attention to as the Cubs try to keep up and make the playoffs in 2015. Pitching This past offseason the Cubs went out and got their ace, Jon Lester and resigned Jason Hammel. But...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Olivera Is Blazing A Trail To Los Angeles

Cuban infielder Hector Olivera didn’t arrive stateside with as much fanfare as his younger countrymen like Yoenis Cespedes, Jorge Soler, Yasiel Puig, Rusney Castillo, and Yasmany Tomas did in the past (just to name a few). He may not have the name recognition or the hype, but he was one of the top hitters in Cuba’s Serie Nacional for nearly half a decade before an arm injury...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cubs Rookie of the Year

It’s been an awesome year to be a Cubs fan, especially if you plan on being a Cubs fan in the future. They are pretty good and pretty fun. What’s more, they are crazily young. Soler, Bryant, Russell, and Schwarber are ALL eligible for Rookie of the Year. Any of the 4 could belong in the discussion. Put them together, and it’s fairly incredible: G PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR R RBI...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lineup Adjustments Forthcoming for the Chicago Cubs With Jorge Soler to the Disabled List

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler hits a two-run double in the eighth inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left ankle sprain, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales. Soler was...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs RF Jorge Soler goes on DL with left ankle injury

MIAMI (AP) Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler, who leads all NL rookies with 15 hits, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle injury. Soler might be ready to return as soon as he's eligible, manager Joe Maddon said. Soler played in every game until he was hurt when he stepped on first base awkwardly trying to beat out a grounder Monday against the Marlins...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler Out 3-6 Weeks with Ankle Injury

Following a left ankle injury sustained during Monday’s game at Miami, the Chicago Cubs have placed rookie right fielder Jorge Soler on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle sprain. The severity of the injury is not known at this time, but estimates of a return timetable vary between 3-6 weeks. Soler, 23, injured the ankle while lunging at first base. As a result of the injury...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Rookie Placed On 15-Day DL

The Chicago Cubs have placed right fielder Jorge Soler on the 15-day disabled list because of a left ankle sprain, according to multiple reports. First baseman-outfielder Mike Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. He injured the ankle while lunging to first base Monday. Soler had returned to Chicago on Wednesday after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday. Jorge Soler goes on the DL w...
Via Sports Mockery
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: DL possible for Cubs' Soler

Cubs OF Jorge Soler was held out of Tuesday's game after injuring his left ankle on Monday night. Soler had an MRI on the ankle, and the team will know today "whether it's going to be a DL type of situation or a couple-day situation," according to manager Joe Maddon. If Soler goes on the shelf, teammate Junior Lake could be your replacement in deep mixed or NL-only leagues. Lake...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs rookie Soler out of lineup at Miami with ankle injury

MIAMI (AP) Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler is out of the starting lineup because of an ankle injury, and manager Joe Maddon isn't ruling out a stint on the disabled list. Soler was hurt trying to beat out a grounder Monday. He stayed in the game but the injury worsened overnight, and Maddon says the severity was uncertain pending further examination by a doctor. With Soler...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Soler vs. the Cubans

by CubsfaninCAThere have been a lot of opinions on the floor and ceiling for Jorge Soler since he started his career.   Most agreed that he had a solid floor, but opinions on the ceiling varied and he was even described as “possibly the best in the organization, might be better than Bryant.”  I think it’s safe to say that’s not going to be the case. (If it is, he’s got...
Via Cub Reporter
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals 8, Cubs 3 (5/29/15)

OSS: The youngsters do their thing to keep the Cubs in the game, but they are sunk by a Cubes outbreak. Three up: 1. All four of the Cubs runs came from their big prospects. Kris Bryant got the scoring started with a double in the third that scored Addison Russell. 2. Jorge Soler hit a booming two run homer in the sixth to bring the Cubs within one. 3. And Addison Russell tied...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the 2015 Chicago Cubs the 2014 Kansas City Royals?

Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler, center, celebrates with right fielder Jorge Soler (68), and left fielder Chris Coghlan, left, after the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) As the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals gear up for a three game series at Wrigley Field, one thing is certain ...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Pitching Prospect Promoted, Could Be Answer To Bad Bullpen In The Future

The Chicago Cubs awful bullpen was at it again Friday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals at Wrigley Field. Yet, help may be on the way sooner than later, as earlier on Friday the Cubs promoted pitcher C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa. With the help of a pair of home runs by Jorge Soler and Addison Russell, the Cubs erased a 4-1 deficit on Friday against the Royals. Yet, the bullpen...
Via Sports Mockery
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: No need to panic

The Chicago Cubs started the season strong, surprising many with an early winning record. Towards the end of April and the beginning of May, the Cubs cooled off, losing eight of eleven. Critics started saying the Cubs are too young and any hopes of a playoff run is still a year away. However, the Cubs responded by winning their next six games temporarily silencing the critics. Recently...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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