On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves clinched a coveted spot in the NLCS despite the potential loss of starting outfielder Jorge Soler. Now, that news has taken a turn for the worst.
According to Braves insider David O'Brien, the team is expecting their slugging outfielder to be out at least 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19, effectively missing the entire NLCS.
Jorge Soler NLCS Update
Soler, a mid-season addition, is already operating as a replacement piece in Atlanta's starting outfielder. Both Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcell Ozuna, dealing with an injury and off-field issues respectively, are not available and the Braves outfield had a completely different look down the stretch.
In just 55 games with Atlanta, Soler bashed 14 home runs and 33 RBIs with a .269/.358/.524 slash line. Joc Pederson, another mid-season addition, will help fill Soler's absence. The former Chicago Cub worked as a platoon option since arriving ahead of the MLB's July trade deadline.
The Braves will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, a rematch from last season's series.
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