Soler (oblique) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

It seems that the former Cub prospect is on the verge of returning to the big leagues, although he'll need to prove his worth quickly once he makes his season debut. Jorge Bonifacio was just called up from the minors after a strong start to the season, so the 25-year-old Soler will need to show improvement after batting just .238 as a semi-regular member of Chicago's outfield last season.

More News
CBS Sports Shop
MLB Opening Day
Our Latest Stories
    Jonah Keri Podcast