Jorge Soler Sidelined with Fractured Tibia

The Cubs announced on Thursday morning that tests on Jorge Soler’s injured shin revealed a stress fracture in his left tibia. Jorge Soler will be in a walking boot for four-to-six weeks and will miss the Futures game. While several reports speculated that Soler could be out for the remainder of the season, the Cubs are not seeing it that way.

Theo Epstein addressed Soler’s injury following Thursday’s game in Milwaukee. The Cubs are hoping that Soler will be able to play again in August so he can finish the year in the minors before taking a break to either participate in the Instructional League or the Arizona Fall League.

The Cubs feel he is up to the challenge of the Arizona Fall League and if all goes as planned the team would like to see Soler make up some of the at bats he is going to miss in the AFL.

According to Theo Epstein, the root of Jorge Soler’s injury happened back in Spring Training when he fouled a ball off his shin. Soler recently re-aggravated the injury and when the pain did not go away he flew to Chicago to be examined by the team’s doctors.

Jorge Soler was hitting .281/.343/.467/.810 with 13 doubles, one triple and eight home runs before the injury and appeared to put his early season troubles behind him.

Soler is scheduled to leave for the team’s facility in Mesa on Friday.

Without a doubt this injury will delay Soler’s development but if the Cubs can get him playing time in the Arizona Fall League it will help get him the experience he needed in his first full year of pro ball heading into the off-season.

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  • DWalker

    well, that may also help explain why his stats so far this year haven’t been up to expectation.

  • Tom U

    Two significant notes from the minor leagues:

    I appears that OF John Andreoli has been promoted to Double-A Tennessee following this tweet from teammate Ben Carhart:

    Congrats to @JAndreoli16 on movin on up! Man am I gonna miss that guy! Good luck brotha!! #ShoulderToFaceSlap

    In other Daytona news, Javeir Baez was removed from the second game of a doubleheader in the 8th inning for a defensive replacement. Wes Darvill played second while Tim Saunders moved to short. Baez had committed his 30th error of the season earlier in the game. 18 errors are fielding, 12 throwing.

    • paulcatanese

      30 errors? are you kidding me?:)))

      • Theboardrider

        Dang, that’s a real Munson…

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