Cubs send touted Soler to ARL

July, 18, 2012
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO – Highly-acclaimed Cubs prospect Jorge Soler will get into a game for the first time Thursday as the designated hitter for the club’s Mesa affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League.

Soler, a Cuba native whose signing was made official at the end of June, was coveted by a number of teams after he defected, but the Cubs grabbed him with a nine-year, $30 million deal.

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Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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