Rangers showing interest in Cubs’ outfielder Jorge Soler
According to a report from T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers are interested in Jorge Soler. The Rangers view Soler as an option for a right-handed bat they would like to add to the lineup.
T.R. Sullivan did not indicate which player or pitcher Jon Daniels would have to send to the Cubs for Jorge Soler.
The Cubs have more outfielders and options for the outfield on the 40-man roster than playing time right now. Multiple outlets have pointed to the Cubs willingness to include Soler in a deal for pitching. The Cubs realize Soler’s value is not what it was a year ago but believe in his talent and will not give him away.
Jorge Soler might be able to reach the potential he has shown with an American League team, especially one that plays its home games in a warmer climate early and late in the season.
In 86 games this past season, Soler batted .238/.333/.436 with nine doubles and 12 home runs for a .769 OPS. Soler walked 31 times and had 66 strikeouts in 227 at-bats.
Over the three seasons in the big leagues with the Cubs, Jorge Soler has hit .258/.328/.434 with 35 doubles, two triples and 27 home runs for a .762 OPS.