Jorge Soler, sidelined since June 3 with a sprained left ankle, will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday. Soler played nine innings on Friday for Triple-A Iowa, his fourth rehab game. He was 2-for-13, but manager Joe Maddon said he wasn’t that concerned about the statistics.
“I don’t worry about that stuff,” Maddon said Saturday. “To me, it’s a matter of if he’s healthy and he’s seeing the ball, what does his timing look like, those are the kind of things you’re trying to get from the guys down there.”
The Cubs are hoping Soler can give the lineup some much needed punch. The rookie was batting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 49 games before he was sidelined. He picked it up in May, batting .288 in 28 games.
— Carrie Muskat