6/6 Cubs watch Soler

The Cubs were one of several teams to watch free agent Jorge Soler work out on Wednesday.

“We obviously scouted him extensively — a lot of teams have — and a lot of teams are involved,” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said. “We had a similar situation with [Yoenis] Cespedes this winter. It will be intriguing. We’ve done our work on him.”

Cespedes eventually signed with the Athletics. Soler’s agents have set a July 2 signing deadline for teams to submit bids for the Cuban outfielder.

“It’s not surprising [lot of teams are involved] — he’s really talented and there is that July 2 uniqueness that adds to it,” Hoyer said.

– Carrie Muskat

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