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Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler is sidelined for the second time this year, this time with a right hamstring strain.
Soler will be rehabbing at the Cubs’ complex in Mesa, AZ after he injured his right hamstring with Double-A Tennessee. The Cuban outfielder will rejoin Tennessee after his rehab stint is complete. Previously, Soler had a left hamstring strain in Spring Training.
The 22-year-old, played seven games for the Smokies and was hitting .333 with seven doubles and seven RBIs. Last season, he played in 55 games for Class-A Daytona with eight home runs and 35 RBI.
Soler, the Cubs’ No. 5 prospect, signed a nine-year $30 million contract with the Cubs in June of 2012 after he defected from Cuba and established residency in Haiti.