Soler went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run, a double and six RBI during Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
Down 7-0 in the eighth inning, Soler put the Royals on the board with a three-run shot against Kyle Funkhouser. The 29-year-old added the exclamation point of the game with a three-run double in the ninth, knotting up the score at 7-7. It was the the third long ball and 11th double of the season for Soler, who has struggled to replicate the 48-homer campaign he pieced together in 2019. Across 34 games this year, he's batting .200/.280/.374.
Soler went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 8-6 loss to Cleveland.
Soler opened the scoring in the third inning with a sacrifice fly to bring home Andrew Benintendi. In the seventh, Soler plated Carlos Santana with an RBI double before scoring on a Hunter Dozier homer. The 29-year-old Soler is up to two home runs, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored through 27 contests. He's slashing just .202/.288/.360 across 104 plate appearances, but Soler ranks among the league leaders in hard-hit rate and average exit velocity, and he's actually trimmed his strikeout rate noticeably from last season (from 34.5 percent to 28), so he presents an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
Soler went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.
Soler has been extremely inconsistent so far and was coming off three straight hitless appearances before breaking out here -- the three hits tied a season-high mark for the outfielder, who also ended a streak of four games without an RBI. Soler has had just four multi-hit games this season and is hitting .213 with a .705 OPS across 88 plate appearances in 2021.
Soler went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's 9-8 win over the Rays.
Soler had a massive day at the plate, taking Michael Wacha deep to left to begin the fourth and doubling off the top of the wall in the sixth. The home run was his first since Opening Day. Soler can hit the ball as hard as anyone in the league, but his slugging numbers haven't quite been what fantasy managers are looking for so far this season. The 29-year-old now owns a slash line of .208/.328/.377 with five extra-base hits, six RBI and six runs scored through his first 17 games.
Soler went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Soler hit a double in the fourth inning and scored on Hunter Dozier's double. This was just the second multi-hit effort for Soler in 11 games this season. He's slashing .171/.310/.286 with a homer, four RBI and four runs scored across 42 plate appearances. Not only has his power stroke not shown up so far, but he's also carrying a career-worst 42.9 percent strikeout rate.
Soler went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two RBI, a pair of walks and two runs scored during Thursday's Opening Day win over the Rangers.
Coming off an oblique injury that derailed most of his 2020 season, Soler sprung out with a solid start against Texas, reaching base in each at-bat. The 29-year-old added an exclamation point by evening the score at 8-8 with a solo home run against Kyle Cody in the fourth inning. After a 48-homer campaign in 2019, Soler scuffled to a .228/.326/.443 line last year, but he's a prime candidate to bounce back this season.
Soler went 1-for-1 with a home run and a walk in Wednesday's 9-3 Cactus League win over the Reds.
The home run was the second in as many days for Soler, who had been off to a 2-for-15 start to the spring before this recent power surge. The 29-year-old hit .228 and mashed only eight homers in 43 games during an injury-plagued 2020 season, but he'll be eyeing a bounce-back campaign in 2021 after reporting to camp at full health.
Soler agreed to a one-year, $8.05 million deal with the Royals on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He will return as the Royals' primary designated hitter for the 2021 season. Soler, who turns 29 in February, hit .228/.326/.443 with eight home runs in 43 games last season -- a significant drop off from the .265/.354/.569 line and 48 home runs he logged in 2019. Even if he doesn't bounce all the way back to the statistics he put up in his career year, he should have a secure spot in the heart of the lineup this upcoming season.
Soler was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique Friday.
The injury will bring a premature end to Soler's campaign. He missed time with the injury earlier in September but returned from the injured list Monday, appearing in the next four games. He was evidently still somewhat hurt, however, so he'll be shut down a few days early with the Royals out of the playoff picture.
Soler isn't starting Thursday against the Tigers.
Soler went 1-for-11 with one RBI and four strikeouts in three games since returning from an oblique injury, and he'll get a breather Thursday. Ryan O'Hearn will serve as the designated hitter.
Soler (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Soler will wind up missing around two weeks with a strained right oblique. He was hitting a respectable .235/.331/.456 prior to the injury, though that's not in the same ballpark as the .265/.354/.569 line he managed in his breakout 2019 campaign. Kelvin Gutierrez was optioned in a corresponding move.
Soler (oblique) won't return during the Royals' weekend series against the Brewers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Soler remains without a timetable to return as manager Mike Matheny said that he's still feeling his oblique injury a bit. He made progress late in the week as he looked good after taking live at-bats Thursday, but he needs some more time prior to returning to game action.
Soler (oblique) looked good after taking live at-bats Thursday and will hit again Friday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Soler has already served the required 10 days on the injured list with a right oblique strain. While he's not quite ready to return, it does appear that he's still on track to play at least a few games in the final week of the season.
Soler (oblique) could potentially return for the Royals' weekend series in Milwaukee but isn't expected to return before the team's final homestand, which begins Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Soler will be eligible to return from his strained oblique Wednesday, but it does not sound like his return is imminent, as he hasn't traveled with the team. While he could link up with his teammates in Milwaukee, Soler is more likely to stay home and return to the roster for the final week of the season.
Soler was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right oblique strain.
While Soler will be eligible to return Sept. 16 at Detroit, the nature of the injury could prevent him from returning before the end of the regular season. The Royals will likely mix and match at designated hitter going forward.
Soler (oblique) will sit for the second straight game Monday against the Twins, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Soler left Saturday's game against the White Sox after battling back and oblique issues earlier in the week. The Royals reportedly aren't considering an injured list stint for Soler at the moment after he showed improvement Sunday, suggesting that he should be back in action soon. Ryan O'Hearn will serve as the designated hitter Monday.
Soler was removed from Saturday's game against the White Sox after his first at-bat, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.
It's not yet clear why Soler was taken out of Saturday's contest, but it could have been because of the sore back and oblique that cost him a game and part of another earlier this week. Soler was replaced in the game by Ryan McBroom.
Soler (back/oblique) went 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts in Friday's 7-4 loss to the White Sox.
Soler missed one game with his injury, but wasn't able to make much of an impact in his return. He's now in the midst of a 7-for-35 (.200) slump over his last 10 games. The 28-year-old is slashing .237/.333/.459 with eight homers, 22 RBI and 16 runs scored in 38 games overall.
Soler (back/oblique) is batting third as the designated hitter Friday against the White Sox, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old exited Wednesday's contest with oblique irritation and mid-back tightness and sat out Thursday's game, but he'll return after a one-game absence. Soler has been scuffling over his past eight games, going 5-for-26 with a .690 OPS and 11 strikeouts.
Soler (oblique/back) isn't in Thursday's lineup against the White Sox.
Soler left Wednesday's contest during the seventh inning with oblique irritation and mid-back tightness, and he'll be on the bench for Thursday's contest. He's considered day-to-day, but it's unclear when he could return to the lineup. Ryan O'Hearn will start as the designated hitter with Hunter Dozier taking over at first base.
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