5 Forgotten Chicago Cubs who are still playing Major League Baseball

Free Agent acquisitions, trades, and waiver claims remain the most prominent avenues for how players move about Major League Baseball. Here are five former Chicago Cubs still in MLB.
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Free Agent acquisitions, trades, and waiver claims remain the most prominent avenues for how players move about Major League Baseball. In this article, here are five current MLB players, who were Chicago Cubs at some point in their careers, and have now found a new home. This isn't equivalent to calling any of the players' news homes to be random or out of place. Furthermore, no players will be compared to Hank Aaron on the Milwaukee Brewers or Yogi Berra on the Mets. The list simply specifies a player's current franchise, when they played on the Cubs, and how the Chicago departure came to fruition.

5. Jorge Soler, Miami Marlins

Jorge Soler
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In June of 2012, Jorge Soler and the Chicago Cubs agreed on a nine-year, $30 million contract. A little over two years later, Soler made his MLB debut. The Cuba native became the 117th MLB player to hit a home run during his first at-bat. Undoubtedly, an aura around a player's potential hovers throughout a team's fanbase when feats such as this take place. The unique records didn't stop at his first game. "El Crudo" became the third player over the previous 100 seasons to hit at least one extra-base hit in his first five career games.

In 2016. Soler's game appearances dropped from 101 in 2015 to 86 games. For the 2016 postseason, both of his two hits occurred in the World Series. He earned a ring with the Cubs before being sent to the Kansas City Royals in December 2016 for closer Wade Davis. Soler remained with the Royals from 2017-2021, producing pedestrian numbers. Near the end of the 2021 trade deadline, Soler was sent to the Atlanta Braves where he would eventually win the World Series MVP in the Braves' first championship since 1995.