Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler to begin rehab assignment Tuesday with Iowa Cubs
According to multiple reports, Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler have been sent on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa. Fowler and Soler are expected to play Tuesday for the I-Cubs.
Fowler has been on the DL since June 20, retroactive to June 19, with right hamstring discomfort. Fowler went on a rehab assignment with the South Bend Cubs before the All-Star break to see if he was ready to play. After one game Fowler shut it down and decided to wait until after the break to ramp it back up.
The Cubs have missed Dexter Fowler, who was hitting .290/.398/.483 with 19 doubles, three triples and seven home runs for a .881 OPS in 64 games.
The Cubs are 43-18 this season with Fowler in the lineup, 12-18 without him. Fowler is expected back by the end of the week in time for the series in Milwaukee (July 22-24), or no longer than four-game series with the Sox next week (July 25-28).
Jorge Soler has been on the disabled list since June 7 with a left hamstring strain. Soler is expected to take a little longer to get back in game shape than Fowler. Soler hit .223/.322/.377 in 50 games before landing on the DL with five doubles and five home runs for a .699 OPS. Soler started to turn things around offensively and defensively before he hurt his hamstring.
Iowa’s first four games this week (July 18-21) are at home at Principal Park against the Salt Lake City Bees (Los Angeles Angels). Iowa hits the road Friday for 12 games with the Memphis Redbirds (July 22-25), New Orleans Zephyrs (July 27-29) and Omaha Storm Chasers (July 29-Aug. 2).