The Royals have recalled outfielder Jorge Soler and infielder Ramon Torres, continuing September callups now that Omaha has completed their season. Soler might have been called up sooner, but was attending to a family matter over the weekend, according to MLB.com reporter Jeffrey Flanagan.
Soler, acquired from the Cubs last winter for Wade Davis, was disappointing in his previous stints with the Royals this year, hitting .154/.245/.275 with two home runs in 29 games. Soler did flourish with Omaha, however, hitting .267/.388/.564 with 24 home runs, tied for tenth in the Pacific Coast League, despite playing in just 74 games.
The 24-year old Torres is a switch-hitting infielder who made his Major League debut with the Royals earlier this year. He got off to a hot start, but slumped and was demoted after hitting .242/.299/.290 in 23 games.
The Royals did not promote outfielders Billy Burns or Hunter Dozier, both of whom are on the 40-man roster. Outfielder Bubba Starling and pitchers Miguel Almonte and Kyle Zimmer are on the disabled list. The only other player on the 40-man roster that was not recalled and is not on the disabled list is first baseman Samir Duenez. The 21-year old hit .252/.304/.402 with 17 home runs for Northwest Arkansas, who is in the Texas League playoffs this week.