The injury bug has bitten the Chicago Cubs again, as outfielder Jorge Soler will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Soler, who left Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies after suffering the injury, underwent an MRI on Tuesday. The scan did not reveal any tear in the muscle, but the team will still play it safe and allow the injury to heal.
The Cubs will make a corresponding move with Soler going on the DL, calling up outfielder Albert Almora from Triple-A Iowa.
Almora, who is batting .318 with 18 extra base hits and 30 RBI so far this season in Des Moines, was the Cubs’ first round pick during the 2012 MLB Draft. Selected sixth overall, Almora has long been considered one of the top fielders in the Cubs’ organization, and with his hitting finally starting to come around, the team will look to get him his big league debut at some point in the near future.
As for Tuesday’s game, Almora will not be in the starting lineup for the Cubs as they take on the Phillies. Instead, Kris Bryant will head out to left field for the team, with Tommy La Stella getting the start at third base.