Cubs put OF Jorge Soler on DL with hamstring injury; Albert Almora called up

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Jorge Soler leaves the game with a hamstring injury against the Phillies on June 6th.

PHILADELPHIA – It looked as if it would be a great night for Jorge Soler in Philadelphia.

He made a great catch against the wall in the second inning and in the third singled to left field. But when he did the latter, he ended up getting injured.

Soler pulled up after the single with pain in his left leg and was forced to leave the game. Today the outfielder had an MRI and it revealed that he has a hamstring strain and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Struggling at times at the plate, Soler was batting .223 with five home runs and 13 RBIs so far in the 2016 season.

In his place, the Cubs have called up outfielder and 2012 first round draft pick Albert Almora from Triple-A Iowa and he will make his major league debut.

So far this season in Des Moines Almora is hitting .318 with three home runs and 30 RBIs along with ten stolen bases.

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