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Cubs considering Soler for September callup

Cubs considering Soler for September callup

CHICAGO -- Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said the front office is currently debating September callups and who will play in the Arizona Fall League. Triple-A Iowa outfielder Jorge Soler is one player being considered for both.

Soler, ranked No. 6 on MLB.com's list of top 20 Cubs prospects, was injured much of the first half of the season, but has been getting regular at-bats, and was batting .300 in 20 games.

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"[Soler] has been playing great, and is locked in now, and great at-bats, great attitude, playing good defense," Hoyer said. "We have to decide if he's had enough at-bats or not."

C.J. Edwards, ranked No. 7 on the Cubs' top 20 list, was expected to pitch in the AFL, which starts Oct. 7.

As for September callups, Hoyer said who gets promoted may depend on whether Iowa makes the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

"They worked hard down there," Hoyer said. "We don't want to raid them and leave them with nothing if they do make the playoffs."

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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