Jorge Soler will have MRI on injured ankle Wednesday

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Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler is absent from the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Marlins because of an ankle injury that he suffered late Monday while running out a ball to first base.

There’s no word yet on the severity of the injury, though beat reporter Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago says an MRI is scheduled for Wednesday.

Junior Lake is starting in right field and batting cleanup on Tuesday versus Miami, and Kris Bryant is drawing his first major league start in left field.

Soler entered the 2015 season to great hype after posting a .903 OPS with five home runs and 20 RBI over his first 24 major league games in 2014. The 23-year-old has batted just .265/.322/.402 so far this season.

Report: Brewers to sign Brock Holt

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have signed infielder Brock Holt. Contract details are not yet known.

Holt, 31, spent most of the last six years as a part-time player with the Red Sox, playing a little bit of a lot of positions. Last year, he hit .297/.369/.402 with 19 extra-base hits, 31 RBI, and 38 runs scored in 295 plate appearances. He spent a majority of his time at second base but also logged time at first base, shortstop, third base, and both corner outfield spots.

It will be interesting to see how the Brewers deploy Holt. His best chances at playing time would figure to be at third base and shortstop.