One of the Cubs’ top prospects has been sidelined again. According to reports from Carrie Muskat and Patrick Mooney, after being examined by team doctors in Chicago, the Cubs have sent Jorge Soler back to Arizona. Tests revealed a right hamstring strain (tear) and not an injury to his left hamstring as earlier reported.
It was reported in the spring that Soler hurt his right hamstring. Reports Wednesday clarified the injury in Spring Training was to Soler’s left hamstring and it was his right hamstring that he strained last week. Soler has now by sidelined by injuries to both hamstrings.
When Soler has been on the field, he’s produced, and even impressed Jose Veras with his work ethic while Veras was rehabbing with the Smokies earlier this month.
Jason McLeod said that Soler “is now on a new program to promote better muscular balance.”
According to Mick Gillispie, the Smokies have not yet placed Jorge Soler on the disabled list.
Jorge Soler left the game on Opening Day after doubling in his first at bat and hurting his hamstring. Soler returned to the Smokies on May 7 and went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and two RBI in his first game action on May 8.
In seven games this season, Soler went 8-for-24 with seven doubles, three walks, four runs scored and seven RBI.
Jorge Soler has a lot of talent. And it is up to the front office and minor league staff to keep him healthy and on the field. His development has been slowed due to multiple reasons. It appears he is growing up and adjusting to life in the States, now it is time for him to get right physically and back on the field.