The Cubs trotted out the pupu platter lineup this afternoon, what with today’s game coming after a late night division clinch. One of the few regulars in the lineup was Jorge Soler. Bad luck for him: he left the game with tightness in his side.
The concern, of course, would be that it’s an oblique, which can linger for a few weeks. The Cubs have some time before the playoffs, but not the 4-6 weeks more severe oblique strains can set someone back for. Here’s hoping it’s not serious.
Soler had one at bat in this game. On the year he’s hitting .234/.336/.448 with 12 homers and 31 RBI. He’s done better than that, however, since coming off the DL in mid-August.