#Cubs notes: Soler, Wada and butterflies
* Jorge Soler, on the DL with a left ankle sprain, was able to play catch on Sunday, and could get the boot off his ankle soon, possibly as early as Monday. He has yet to start hitting. Soler has been sidelined since June 3. He has added Michael Jordan “jump” logo stickers to his walking boot.
* Cubs manager Joe Maddon met with starter Tsuyoshi Wada, who is winless in five starts, and has not finished the fourth inning in his last two outings. Maddon said he got the lefty to smile during their chat. Wada’s next start is Tuesday against the Indians.
“I’m really eager to see him play now,” Maddon said.
* Cubs rookie Kris Bryant knows all about the butterflies top prospects Brian Buxton of the Twins and Francisco Lindor of the Indians must be feeling as they made their Major League debuts Sunday. Bryant made his debut on April 17. Any advice?
“Enjoy it,” Bryant said. “I think that’s the best thing. Enjoy it. You only have one debut, you only have one first pitch in the big leagues, you only have one play. Enjoy it and take it all in. That’s what I told [teammate] Addison [Russell], too.”
* In his second rehab start for Double-A Tennessee, Jacob Turner gave up two hits and walked one over five scoreless innings, striking out three. The right-hander, who has been on the disabled list since March 27 with right shoulder inflammation, threw 63 pitches, 36 for strikes, and got the win as the Smokies beat Jacksonville, 4-1.
— Carrie Muskat