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The Chicago Cubs have promoted outfield prospect Albert Almora from Triple A, while Jorge Soler has been relegated to the disabled list, a team spokesperson announced Tuesday.

With Soler out to nurse a hamstring injury, the 22-year-old Almora will join the Cubs in Philadelphia as Soler’s replacement on the active roster. Soler is expected to miss more than the minimum 15 days with his injury.

Almora, the sixth overall pick in the 2012 MLB draft, has batted .318 with three home runs, 30 RBIs and 10 stolen bases for Triple A Iowa this season. Soler was batting .223 with five home runs and 13 RBIs at the time of his injury.

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The Cubs hold the best mark in Major League Baseball at 40–16 entering Tuesday’s game against the Phillies.

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