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Jorge Soler hopes to return to Cubs before the playoffs

Cubs rookie outfielder Jorge Soler played in a playoff game Friday, but not the one he truly cares about.

Soler played for Class-A Myrtle Beach in their Carolina League playoff game during his rehab from an oblique injury. After the game, Soler said he hopes to return to Chicago soon.

Myrtle Beach Online reports:

“I feel great. I feel healthy,” Soler said through a translator. “I want to be back in Chicago by the playoffs but that decision is not up to me. I just want to do my job [until then].

Soler hasn’t played for the Cubs since Aug. 23 against Atlanta. This is his second sting on the disabled list.

The power-hitting outfielder was hitting .265 with 42 RBI and seven home runs for the Cubs at that point.

Friday was his first rehab assignment, he went 1-2 with a double and a run scored. Soler is expected to play at least one more game with Myrtle Beach.