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Cubs following plan to be careful with Soler

Cubs following plan to be careful with Soler

ST. LOUIS -- Jorge Soler did not start the first game of the Cubs' doubleheader against the Cardinals, part of the team's plan to be careful with the outfielder, who was bothered earlier this season by leg injuries.

Soler began the season with Double-A Tennessee, but suffered a left leg injury after his first game April 3. He went on the disabled list and returned in May, but needed to go on the DL again for a right leg issue. After rehabbing in Mesa, he rejoined the Smokies in July, and batted .463 in 15 games before he was promoted to Triple-A. In nine games in July with Iowa, he hit .304, and is batting .271 this month entering Saturday.


On Friday, Soler recorded his first multi-homer game, hitting a pair in just his third big league contest.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for 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.