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Jorge Soler | Outfielder | #12

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / CHC
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The Royals plan to keep Jorge Soler (oblique) on his rehab assignment through May 10.
That's when the allotted 20-day period runs out. "His rehab assignment runs through May 10," general manager Dayton Moore said Thursday. "And at this point in time, we fully expect to utilize that period of time for him to get some at-bats and get caught up." It had been looking like Soler could be activated as soon as this weekend, but apparently his fantasy owners will have to wait a while longer. Soler is batting .250/.348/.550 with two homers in his first six rehab contests. Apr 28 - 10:53 AM

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Jorge Soler (oblique) went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk Tuesday with Triple-A Omaha.

He now has two home runs in five rehab games, but Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that no decision has been made about Soler's activation date. The 25-year-old outfielder landed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a strained left oblique. He should join Kansas City's lineup at some point in the next week.
Apr 25 - 6:51 PM

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

Soler got a late start to the season because of a strained left oblique, and he had a setback while taking swings in the cage last weekend. However, he's ready to test things out in a game now. Soler should need only a handful of games before being activated.
Apr 21 - 2:39 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Jorge Soler (oblique) could head out on a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Soler suffered a minor setback last weekend while taking swings in a batting cage, but he's already back to working out and still has a chance of making his Royals debut before the end of April. Soler landed on the disabled list before Opening Day with a strained left oblique muscle. Paulo Orlando has been serving as Kansas City's primary right fielder in the early going.
Apr 18 - 5:07 PM

Jorge Soler (oblique) suffered a minor setback while taking swings in the cages over the weekend.

Soler felt some minor tightness in his side, so the Royals are going to back off for a couple of days. Assuming the issue proves to be minor, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment in the next week or so.
Apr 18 - 2:29 PM

Jorge Soler (oblique) has started to take batting practice, and barring any setbacks he'll head out on a minor-league rehab stint soon.

Soler was able to take batting practice and shag balls in the outfield before Saturday's game against the Angels, and he is scheduled to do so again on Sunday. Until Soler is able to return it will be Paulo Orlando holding down the fort in right field.
Apr 16 - 1:24 AM

Royals placed OF Jorge Soler on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Soler suffered the injury a week ago. It's been diagnosed as a Grade 1 strain, so he shouldn't be sidelined too long provided that he can avoid setbacks. Paulo Orlando will see most of the playing time in right field while Soler is on the shelf.
Apr 2 - 11:40 AM

Jorge Soler has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 left oblique strain and will be held out of baseball activities for a week.

It's the mildest of the strains, and the Royals haven't even officially made a decision on a disabled list stint for Soler yet even though Opening Day is in a week. Ultimately, a stay on the DL is virtually a given here, although it sounds like there's hope that he won't miss much time.
Mar 27 - 7:08 PM

Jorge Soler has been diagnosed with a strained oblique and will likely open the 2017 season on the disabled list.

His disabled list stint can be backdated to sometime in March so that he might only have to sit out one week of regular-season games. Soler, acquired this winter from the Cubs for closer Wade Davis, was batting just .143/.254/.286 through 59 plate appearances in this year's Cactus League. Terrance Gore now projects to make the Royals' roster out of camp.
Mar 27 - 11:31 AM

Jorge Soler slugged a two-run homer in Friday’s loss to the Mariners.

It’s nice to see some signs of life here. Even after Friday’s homer, Soler is batting just .149 with a .561 OPS this spring. It’s not what fantasy owners want to see, but he should begin the year with a chance at regular playing time and still possesses major power upside. He’s a name to consider late in drafts.
Mar 24 - 6:59 PM

Jorge Soler slugged his first home run of the spring Tuesday in the Royals' Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks.

It was a fifth-inning solo shot off Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray. Soler is batting just .140 with a .497 OPS in 53 plate appearances this spring, which won't inspire much confidence that the former Cubs prospect is ready to break out in Kansas City. But one should never read too far into Cactus or Grapefruit League stats.
Mar 21 - 6:53 PM

Jorge Soler went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly Friday against the Dodgers.

While Soler drove in a run, he’s still looking for his first hit during Cactus League action. After Friday, he’s 0-for-11 so far this spring. Acquired from the Cubs in the Wade Davis deal, Soler has failed to meet expectatons so far in the majors, but he’s still just 25 years old and possesses immense power.
Mar 3 - 6:29 PM

Cubs vice president Jason McLeod told fans in Chicago on Sunday that Jorge Soler was benched "a couple of times" last season due to a lack of hustle.

The comments came during a Q&A at the final session of the Cubs' annual winter fan convention. "This is not trying to harp on 'Georgie' at all, but he got yanked a couple of times last year for not hustling out to the outfield, for not running down the line," said McLeod. "I don't know if Joe [has conversations with players like that] so much, but Joe makes the decision. And Joe's style is not gonna go up and blow somebody up, especially in the dugout, on TV. But yeah, those conversations do take place." Soler will try to shake off that reputation in Kansas City, where he was traded in early December for closer Wade Davis. There's still a whole lot of offensive upside in the 24-year-old from Cuba. Maybe the fresh start can yield positives for everybody involved.
Jan 16 - 10:02 AM

Royals acquired OF Jorge Soler from the Cubs for RHP Wade Davis.

The haul could have been a bit bigger if Davis didn’t come with some health question marks, but Soler is an intriguing buy-low. The 24-year-old started his MLB career with a bang in 2014, but he owns a .253/.328/.413 batting line in 668 plate appearances since. Strikeouts have been the big issue, but his defense has also been shaky. Perhaps the change of scenery will be the jolt he needs. He's expected to see time between right field and DH with his new team. Soler still has four years of team control remaining. By parting with Davis, Kelvin Herrera figures to move into the closer role and has the potential to be a top-tier option at the spot in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM and 670thescore.com reports that Kansas City "likes" Jorge Soler.

Levine also reiterates what has been reported previously in that the Cubs are interested in Wade Davis. Whether the two clubs could have potential match involving those two players remains to be seen. Soler has hit only .258/.328/.434 to this point in his career, but he's plenty young enough (25 in February) to figure things out still. The Rangers also reportedly have interest in Soler.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:47:00 PM

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