Cubs' Jorge Soler, Jason Motte could each miss a month on DL
Soler was put on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, but the injury could take a month to heal. In his second season with the Cubs, he is hitting .265, the second-highest batting average among qualified Cubs hitters, with a .385 slugging percentage. He has hit seven home runs and 18 doubles with 42 RBIs, and has found most success as the Cubs' fifth hitter in the lineup.
Motte went on the DL with a right shoulder strain. He will be shut down for the next seven to 10 days, and is expected to miss three to four weeks. Motte, 33, has a 3.91 ERA in 57 relief appearances this season, the second most appearances of Cubs pitchers.
Infielder Tommy La Stella, who was also recovering from an oblique injury, and righthanded reliever Zac Rosscup were called up from Triple A to replace Soler and Motte.
The Cubs are in third place in the NL Central with a 71–51 record, and are currently in possession of the second Wild Card spot.
- Erin Flynn