After a benches-clearing incident in a minor league game between the Daytona Cubs and the Clearwater Threshers, Cubs prospect Jorge Soler went towards the Threshers’ dugout and threatened the team, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
According to the Sun-Times, the incident started when Soler and a Threshers baserunner collided while Soler was turning a double-play.
Words were exchanged between the two players and the benches of both single-A clubs emptied onto the field.
But after order was seemingly restored, Soler grabbed a bat and charged the Threshers dugout. According to one eye-witness report, Soler “started hitting the dugout” with the bat. However, the Sun-Times report says Soler did not swing the bat. Soler was restrained by a teammate and a coach.
Daytona Cubs manager described the incident as “kind of a nightmare.” Soler, who signed a 9-year, $30 million contract with the Cubs last year, is likely facing a lengthy suspension.
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