Jorge Soler, one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system, was ejected from Wednesday night’s game following a bench clearing incident. According to multiple reports, Soler attacked Clearwater’s dugout with a bat. While the details are unclear at this point and the Cubs have not issued a statement, Soler apparently hit the dugout wall with a bat, not an opposing player.
Soler reportedly got into a shouting match with the other team after an incident earlier in the game in which Soler was stepped on while running the bases. The Tribune reported that Soler challenged the players to a fight.
Updated 11:47pm CDT – Comcast SportsNet passed on a report from Daytona’s director of media relations indicating that Jorge Soler did not strike the dugout with a bat.
The Sun-Times reported that Jorge Soler and Clearwater’s shortstop exchanged words that led to the benches clearing. Javier Baez and Dayton’s hitting coach, Mariano Duncan, restrained Soler and pulled him back to the dugout.
Jorge Soler is not known to have a temper or makeup issues, so to say his actions on Wednesday night come as a surprise would be an understatement.
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