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Jorge Soler to sit out rest of season

8/14/2013

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein said top prospect Jorge Soler will not play again this season due to a stress fracture in his foot.

The 21-year-old Cuban outfielder had been wearing a protective boot since the diagnosis. He hasn’t played for Class A Daytona since June 13. Epstein said at the time that Soler fouled a ball off his shin at the end of spring training and the injury escalated as the season went on.

Epstein, who had hoped Soler would return for the final month of the season, said he expects Soler to be ready for the Arizona Fall League season, which begins Oct. 8.

Soler was hitting .281 with eight home runs for Daytona.