Soler Undergoing Tests on Hamstring, Edwards Likely Out Another Month

Buddy Bailey provided an updates on Jorge Soler and C.J. Edwards prior to Sunday’s game in Mississippi. The Smokies’ manager said Soler left the Smokies and is in Chicago being examined by team doctors. Bailey said Soler hurt his left hamstring making a running catch in right center of Thursday night’s game. Soler was on the disabled list earlier this season with a right hamstring injury.

Jorge Soler was not in Friday or Saturday’s starting lineup. Bailey did not say when he left the team to fly to Chicago. The Smokies’ skipper said he expects Soler to rejoin the team on Wednesday when Tennessee opens a homestand at Smokies Park.

In seven games for Double-A Tennessee this year, Soler is 8-for-24 with seven doubles, three walks and five strikeouts (.333/.407/.625/1.032).

Jorge Soler has not been placed on the disabled list with the latest hamstring injury.

C.J. Edwards

Buddy Bailey provided an update on C.J. Edwards. Bailey said Edwards is in Mesa and he thinks Edwards is “about ready to start a throwing program” and he could start throwing in a week. Bailey said Edwards is likely out “at least a month” and “possibly the end of July.”

“This is going to be a long process for him [Edwards],” Bailey said. “This throwing program that is going to be pretty strict and is going to be pretty conservative, I would think, for a while. Hopefully, like I said, within a month to six weeks we get him back here on the hill.”

The Smokies placed C.J. Edwards on the minor league 7-day DL at the end of April with inflammation in his right shoulder. The Cubs planned, at the time, to shut Edwards down for at least two weeks after an MRI on his right shoulder revealed fatigue and inflammation, but no structural damage.

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