Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Soler is likely to return soon from his toe injury. According to manager Ned Yost, the hope is that Soler will be able to return to playing in the Major Leagues before the 2018 season is over.
Though there hasn’t been a specific timetable set yet for his return, it’s likely he will start his minor league rehab assignment some time this week.
The outfielder, who is under contract through the 2020 season, was faring well in the 2018 season before the injury. He slashed .265/.354/.466 before heading to the disabled list.
According to an article by Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star, Soler isn’t likely to see any time on the field when he is able to return. What that means is he will solely take on the DH role in the Majors. Because the Kansas City Royals are already eliminated from the postseason, it makes sense to give Soler a little time, but not enough to put him in danger of re-injuring his toe.
They want to be sure that he will be ready for next season, where he has the potential to make big contributions to the team. Keep in mind, though, there are plenty of other young outfielders who are also looking to contribute.
Though there are still question marks that remain, it is seeming like Jorge Soler will be returning shortly. All that really matters is that he is able to get a few at bats and get back into the swing of things before the offseason.
What do you think, Royals fans? Is it smart of the Kansas City Royals to try and bring Jorge Soler back and give him a few at bats before the 2018 season expires? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!