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Royals' Soler comes off injured list for season's final week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals reinstated outfielder Jorge Soler from the injured list and optioned infielder Kelvin Gutierrez on Monday before starting their final homestand with three games against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Soler was hopeful that he could return for the final week of the season after hurting his oblique. The slugger has failed to match his breakout 2019 season, when he played all 162 games and hit a club-record 48 homers, but has still hit .235 with eight homers and 22 RBIs for a club that is in rebuilding mode.

He was the designated hitter and batting cleanup on Monday night.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.281
HR: W. Merrifield9
RBI: M. Franco31
SB: A. Mondesi19
W: B. Keller4
ERA: B. Singer4.14
Saves: G. Holland5
K: D. Duffy52
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Y-Chi White Sox 3419.642-
Y-Minnesota 3322.6002
Cleveland 2924.5475
Detroit 2230.42311.5
Kansas City 2132.39613
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .242 (17)
Runs: 215 (26)
Hits: 427 (15)
Home Runs: 59 (20)
Stolen Bases: 42 (4)
OBP: .307 (26)
SLG: .395 (22)
Total Bases: 697 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.46 (15)
Runs Allowed: 249 (14)
Saves: 15 (7)
Strikeouts: 449 (19)
OpBA: .255 (22)
OBP: .335 (20)
SLG: .426 (20)
Run Support: 4.26 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/21 K. Gutierrez Sent to Minors
9/21 J. Soler Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained right oblique)
9/16 S. Blewett Called Up from Minors
9/16 M. Harvey Placed on 10-Day IL (Right lat strain)
9/16 J. Junis Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 M. Harvey Right lat strain (on 10-day IL)
9/6 J. Soler Strained right oblique (on 10-day IL)
8/31 I. Kennedy Strained left calf (on 10-day IL)
8/18 S. Perez Swelling of left eye (10-day IL)
8/13 J. Junis Lower back spasms (10-day IL)
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