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Prospects Baez, Soler impress in big league camp

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MESA, Ariz. -- Although both Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have been impressive in their first big league spring camp, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said neither was expected to be called up in September.

Baez, 20, one of the Cubs' top prospects, hit a two-run home run in the first inning on Saturday off the Indians' David Huff. Soler has shown a lot of maturity for someone who hasn't played much.

"Soler has been impressive to where he just doesn't go up there swinging," Sveum said. "He's got a pretty good idea and lays off a lot of borderline pitches. Soler's poise in the outfield, for a guy who hasn't played a whole lot of games, it's pretty impressive how much poise he has."

The Cubs were expected to make more roster moves soon, possibly after a split-squad weekend series March 16-17. The regulars will be getting more innings.

"[Baez and Soler] have to go down and start playing every single day," Sveum said.

Could either get called up when rosters expand late in the season?

"I personally don't really see it happening in September," Sveum said.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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