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updated: 8/27/2014 11:39 AM

Soler set for Cubs debut

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Outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to make his major-league debut for the Cubs Wednesday night in Cincinnati.

The Cubs officially recall Soler today from Class AAA Iowa. Soler came out of Monday night's game at Tacoma after hitting a 3-run homer. It was then that he was informed he was going to the major leagues.

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Soler, a 22-year-old native of Havana, Cuba, has come on of late after suffering several nagging leg injuries during his minor-league career. He had 8 homers and 29 RBI this year at Iowa after beginning the season at Class AAA Tennessee, where he hit 6 homers. While rehabbing a hamstring injury in the Arizona Rookie League, Soler hit 1 home run.

Cubs manager Rick Renteria indicated Tuesday that Soler would play right field and bat fifth or sixth in the lineup.

The Cubs will have to make a roster move when they activate Soler. Outfielder Ryan Sweeney pulled up with an apparent left-hamstring injury in Tuesday's game. The Cubs could place Sweeney on the disabled list, or they could send a pitcher to Iowa.

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