In 2015, Soler became the Cubs’ primary right fielder. He had a .265 batting average after 49 games when he went down with an ankle sprain on June 1st.
He wasn’t allowed to return to work until the following Monday, July 5th. August 23rd brought him back to the disabled list, this time with a left oblique strain, and he returned on September 18.
While rookies Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and Addison Russell were getting all the attention as the Cubs pushed to a postseason spot, the Cubs’ veteran outfielder was getting little attention.
He had a .262 batting average, 10 home runs, and 47 RBI in 101 games.
During the postseason, he had a .474 batting average with three doubles, three home runs, six runs scored, and five RBIs while playing for the Chicago Cubs, who eventually lost to the New York Mets in the NLCS.
The Cubs signed right fielder Jason Heyward to a massive contract in 2016.
Although he had to split the left field with several other players now that Dexter Fowler was back, Jorge still saw more action there than anybody else on the club.
E slugged .238 with 12 home runs and 31 RBIs in 86 games. The postseason, on the other hand, saw Ben Zobrist take over the starting job in left field, while Jorge was relegated to the role of pinch-hitter and right field backup.
With just two hits in 13 chances, he managed only two hits in the World Series versus Cleveland. This was his worst playoff performance.
Chicago’s historic championship team included him, but he was clearly distant from the action’s center.
The future of Jorge’s career was in doubt after Kyle Schwarber’s recovery from an ankle injury that had sidelined him for nearly the entire 2016 season.
On December 8th, he was moved to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for closer Wade Davis, putting an end to this speculation.
Where Is Jorge Soler Today?
Jorge Soler is at the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.