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Cubs set to activate Soler for finale vs. Marlins

CHICAGO -- Outfielder Jorge Soler, sidelined since June 3 with a sprained left ankle, will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday and rejoin the Cubs. Soler played nine innings on Friday for Triple-A Iowa, participating in his fourth rehab game. Soler was 2-for-13 during his Minor League stint, but manager Joe Maddon said he wasn't that concerned about the statistics.

"I don't worry about that stuff," Maddon said before Saturday's 7-2 Cubs win over the Marlins. "To me, it's a matter of, 'If he's healthy and he's seeing the ball, what does his timing look like?' Those are the kinds of things you're trying to get from the guys down there."

The Cubs are hoping Soler can give the lineup some much-needed punch. The rookie was batting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 49 games before he was sidelined. Soler started to pick it up in May, batting .288 in 28 games.

The Cubs will announce a corresponding roster move prior to Sunday's game.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.
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