The Cubs lost outfielder Jorge Soler to an oblique injury on Aug. 24, the second time the Cubs outfielder was placed on the disabled list this season.
Soler said he hopes to start his rehabbing as soon as Friday in time to return for the final stretch of the season.
Soler (oblique) update: Says hopes to start swinging bat Fri. but not certain. Believes injury is not season ending.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) September 2, 2015
Before his injury, Soler was hitting .265/.325/.710 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 90 games this season. The Cubs currently have six outfielders on the 40-man roster including Soler and Kyle Schwarber.
The middle child in a family of 10 children, Johnson grew up in a three-bedroom Elgin home with parents who were pastors and also foster parents. After his mother died, Johnson helped to carry the ministry forward. “This is really a faith walk,” he says of his run for mayor.
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Stroman said his slider felt the best it has all spring.
Assad is in the conversation to make the Opening Day roster, likely as a reliever.
As commuters return to the city for work, the CTA is adding more trains to a large portion of its Blue Line route as it braces for an influx of commuters and O’Hare-bound travelers trying to avoid the Kennedy Expressway.