CHICAGO -- All Cubs manager Joe Maddon wants Jorge Soler to do is take a walk. Soler was batting .257 entering Monday's game against the Pirates, and has been striking out more.
"All he needs to do is take his walks," Maddon said. "Seriously, when you're walking, you're hitting, especially guys that good. You're not expanding your strike zone, you're not chasing that guy's pitch. He doesn't need to make any physical adjustments -- feet, arms, hands, head. His adjustment has to come from the fact that, 'I'm going to accept my walks.' Once he comes to terms with that, he'll take off again."