Soler went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a walk in Monday's loss against the Tigers. Soler has had a down year based on most offensive metrics, but the slugger is showing signs of turning things around of late. This was his first three-hit game since late April and he has also hit safely in six of the Royals' last nine games. He's hitting .275 during that span, and that's a marked increase compared to his season-long .189 average.
Soler will not start Saturday's game against the A's. Soler has struggled to a .180/.270/.335 line at the plate this season, homering just six times, though two of those home runs have come in his last five games. Salvador Perez will rest his legs as the designated hitter in Soler's absence, with Cam Gallagher entering the lineup behind the plate.
Soler went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's win over the Athletics. Soler hasn't had a good year but made his presence felt in this one, coming around to score on a two-run single from Kelvin Gutierrez in the seventh and blasting a two-run homer in the following frame. The slugging outfielder has gone yard in two of Kansas City's last four games and that could be a sign of things to come, as he only has six homers on the season and is hitting a meager .179 thus far.
Soler went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Angels. He was also hit by a pitch. Soler has gone just 2-for-12 since returning from a groin injury. The 29-year-old has struggled to provide much power this year -- he's hit five homers while posting a .320 slugging percentage in 54 games. He's added 25 RBI, 19 runs scored and 11 doubles across 207 plate appearances.
Soler is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Twins. Soler started in the Royals' previous three games after returning from a groin injury Thursday. He'll get at least the beginning of Sunday's game off, with Salvador Perez set to serve as the designated hitter and Edward Olivares taking over in right field.
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