Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler reportedly took his frustrations out on Wednesday night in the wrong fashion, charging the opposing team’s dugout with a bat.
Soler currently plays for the Daytona Cubs, who were facing off against the Clearwater Threshers in Clearwater, FL.
Josh Timmers of Bleed Cubbie Blue provides the details on how the events transpired:
The incident occurred with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning and Daytona leading 9-7. Soler was on first base when Stephen Bruno hit a ground ball to shortstop. Soler went into second base and got tangled up with Clearwater second baseman Carlos Alonso, who completed the throw to first base for the inning-ending double play. Soler was apparently stepped on by Alonso and words were exchanged. Both benches cleared. No punches were thrown, however.
The field dispersed back into the dugouts and that’s when Soler decided to take things up a notch. He grabbed a bat and headed straight for the Clearwater dugout, before being restrained by teammate Javier Baez and hitting coach Mariano Duncan.
According to Timmers, it sounds as if Soler didn’t get any swings off, which is a blessing for the prospect.
@sahadevsharma Not sure if he took a swing or not. He didn’t connect.
— Josh Timmers (@Cubsminorswrap) April 11, 2013
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