Royals' Jorge Soler out at least 6 weeks, report says

Jorge Soler
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Royals outfielder Jorge Soler suffered a fracture of his left first metatarsal against the Astros, the team announced Friday.

According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Soler will miss at least six weeks with the injury.

“It’s very tough. He was very disappointed, very upset last night,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He knew something was wrong. He was putting together a really, really good, solid year where he’s getting a chance to play every day and was doing some nice things.”

Soler has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals this season batting .268 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs.

He was on pace for a career-high in walks when he went down with 28 in his first 60 games. He has never walked more than 32 times in a season.