The Cubs promoted Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to Class A Peoria on Thursday. Soler, whom the Cubs signed to a nine-year, $30 million deal in July, was hitting .241 (13-for-54) with two home runs, two doubles and eight stolen bases in 14 games for Rookie-level Arizona. He also posted a .328 on-base percentage and slugged .389.
"It's interesting to see [young players] in a different atmosphere," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "There's fans in the stands, and it's just a little more baseball-oriented instead of kind of an instructional league atmosphere."
Thursday was the 24th anniversary of the first "official" night game at Wrigley Field, a 6-4 Cubs victory over the Mets on Aug. 9, 1988. The originally scheduled first night game was set for the previous evening, but was postponed because of rain.