Jorge Soler, Jen-Ho Tseng earn Cubs Minor League July honors


Iowa outfielder Jorge Soler and Kane County pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng were named the Chicago Cubs’ minor league player and pitcher of the month, respectively, for July, reports’s Carrie Muskat.

Soler, 22, batted .406/.500/.891 and a 1.391 OPS in 24 July games for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa after he was activated from the minor league disabled list July 6 due to a right hamstring strain.

Soler this season has hit .360 with 16 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 42 games at Rookie League Mesa, Tennessee and Iowa. He was also named’s hitting prospect for July.

Soler could receive a promotion to the Cubs when 25-man rosters are expanded in September.

Tseng, 19, was 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA in five July games for Kane County. He walked just four and struck out 20 while holding opponents to a .137 batting average and a mere 0.59 WHIP over 30 2/3 innings – for best in the Midwest League.

Tseng is in his first pro season in America and has gone 6-1 with a 2.56 ERA, 0.938 WHIP and an incredible 6.45 strikeout:walk ratio.

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