Marlins Get Bad News With Latest Jorge Soler Injury Update
The Miami Marlins signed outfielder Jorge Soler to a three-year deal this past offseason with a hope that he could bring some much-needed power to the lineup. Injuries have cost him a ton of playing time, though, and his latest update comes with bad news. Soler is likely sidelined until next season.
Jorge Soler Injury Update
Soler has been out since late July due to back stiffness and his recovery timeline exceeds the month of September at this point. He started hitting in the batting cages at Miami's spring training facility in early August, but hasn't progressed enough since. It can be tough to overcome daily back spasms.
Across 72 games played in 2022, Soler slashed .207/.295/.400 to go along with 32 runs scored, 13 doubles, 13 home runs and 34 RBI. He was on pace to smack at least 30 home runs, which is exactly what he was brought in to do. The Marlins have hit the seventh-fewest home runs in the majors (123).
A player option for the 2023 season means Soler could opt out of his current deal, but it's much more likely that he remains with Miami and collects $15 million, instead. The 30-year-old lines up to be the perfect designated hitter for the Marlins and could act as a leader for a locker room filled with youth.
The Marlins will also be without star shortstop Jazz Chisholm for the rest of the 2022 season. The 24-year-old is nursing a stress fracture in his lower back and the coaching staff doesn't want to risk further injury. With Miami on the outside of the playoffs looking in, all eyes are already on 2023.
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