The Chicago Cubs are happy with the progress that Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler has made so far in the U.S., and it has them considering a promotion from the Arizona Rookie League, as Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports. Soler has only played 13 games with the AZL Cubs, but the club is hoping he can move somewhat quickly.
Over 50 at-bats so far, Soler has hit .260 with two homers and 10 RBI, plus he's 8-for-8 on stolen bases attempts. Jason McLeod, Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development, discussed how Soler has done well in adjusting to playing in the United States given his youth and relative inexperience playing in competitive professional leagues.
While McLeod wouldn't clarify where Soler might be promoted, Padilla speculates that it would likely be to short-season Single-A Boise, although he could eventually finish the season with Single-A Peoria if things continue to go well.