Jorge Soler tabbed as Cubs minor league player of the month

Jorge Soler tabbed as Cubs minor league player of the month
August 5, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

Jorge Soler has put the baseball world on notice and the Cubs rewarded the Cuban outfielder with the organization's minor league player of the month accolade for July.

Soler hit .406/.500/.891 (a whopping 1.391 OPS) in 24 games during July, splitting time between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.

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The 22-year-old slugger is hitting .360 with a 1.201 OPS on the season, including a .958 OPS in 13 games at Triple-A Iowa. He has 10 homers, 16 doubles and 37 RBI in 42 games between both levels in 2014, while walking 23 times and striking out 29.

Soler is expected to get a shot at the big leagues in September if all continues to go as planned. He spent two different stints on the disabled list with hamstring injuries in each leg earlier this season.

Jen-Ho Tseng was named the Cubs' minor league pitcher of the month after going 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA and 0.59 WHIP in five games (four starts).

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Tseng, 19, is in his first pro season in America and has been dominant with Class-A Kane County, going 6-1 with a 2.56 ERA, 0.938 WHIP and a stellar 6.45 strikeout:walk ratio.