MLB: Cuban Jorge Soler is out for the rest of the season after a back injury
the cuban gardener Jorge Solerthe Most Valuable Player of the last World Series, confirmed this Monday that a back injury from which he has not been able to recover has left him without hope of helping the Miami Marlins in the remainder of the season of the MLB.
“I don’t think I’m going to come back this year,” Soler said in a meeting with the press at LoanDepot Park, in Miami, before his team’s game against the Texas Rangers.
“You do everything you can, you keep working hard. You play through the pain. I’ve done everything I could to stop improving, but you don’t see the results”, said the player born 30 years ago in Havana.
He recalled that he has had various injuries during his contract, “but never in the back, so this is something new” for him.
The slugger, who meets in Miami the first year of a three-year contract in exchange for $36 million dollarsstopped playing on July 23 due to severe back pain.
Soler was proclaimed the Most Valuable Player of the last World Series with the Atlanta Braves.
Due to his injury he was in 72 games, in which he hit .207 with 13 doubles and 13 home runs. In that period he pushed 34 runs.
Soler, who led the American League in home runs in the 2019 season when he hit 48 home runs for the Kansas City Royals, will continue his rehab at the team’s headquarters in Miami.
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