CHICAGO (CBS) — Top Cubs prospect Jorge Soler reportedly charged his opponent’s dugout wielding a bat during a game Wednesday night in Daytona.
Soler, 21, who as given a $30 million contract last year, was caught by teammates as he confronted players with the Clearwater Thrashers, according to published reports.
Soler reportedly never swung this bat.
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He apparently was upset following an incident with an opposing player during the seventh inning. Soler slid into second base and exchanged words with Clearwater’s Edgar Alonso, the Dayton Beach News Journal reported.
Teammates separated the two.
Any discipline against Soler or anybody else was not immediately known. Soler was ejected from the game.
“I think that he was frustrated by some things and there was some emotional things he was fighting with,” Daytona manager Dave Keller told the newspaper.
“Why he did that, I don’t know. I think he was frustrated by what happened. When he slid into second base, (Alonso) ended up laying on top of him. He was laying on him so (Soler) pushed with his arm to get him off him, and I think the second baseman interpreted that the wrong way like he wanted to fight or something.”