4/29 Learning the Cubs Way
Jorge Soler was expected back in the lineup Monday night for Class A Daytona after being benched Sunday for not running out two balls. Daytona manager Dave Keller made the decision.
“[Soler] sat because within the philosophy and the work ethic that we are trying to create in this organization — and that we are trying to get our players to understand — work ethic, energy, determination, playing hard and running hard is part of the whole program,” Keller told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “When you don’t do that, then you don’t get to play. That’s something that has really been emphasized over the last two years.”
In 15 games, Soler was batting .276 with two home runs, three doubles and seven RBIs. He already has served a five-game suspension for charging the opponent’s dugout, carrying a bat. On Saturday, he was 0-for-4.
“As a coaching staff, we’re required to stay on top of it,” Keller said. “And we’re doing it because work habits create the player, period. When you work, you get better.”