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Jorge Soler breaks his left big toe, out at least six weeks

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Kansas City Royals v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 08: Jorge Soler #12 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting a foul ball off his foot against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning at the Oakland Coliseum on June 8, 2018 in Oakland, California.
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Bad news for people who like good baseball players to not be hurt: Jorge Soler exited Friday evening’s game with a broken left big toe. Or, if you are the Kansas City Royals and medical terms are your thing, he broke his ‘left first metatarsal.’

Soler had been in the midst of his career best season, despite slowing down significantly after a hot start. While the severity of the injury or the timetable is unknown, Rustin Dodd over at The Athletic pointed out that Jason Werth broke the same phalange last June and missed most of July and August.

This makes the Royals outfield particularly thin, especially after Kansas City traded Jon Jay. Jorge Bonifacio will likely slot into Soler’s role when he returns from Triple-A Omaha later this month.

Update: Soler is going to miss a month, probably more.