The Royals have placed Jorge Soler on the Injured List with a right oblique strain and have called up infielder Matt Reynolds from the Alternate Site. Soler was pulled out of the lineup during Saturday’s game and has not appeared in a game since. The Royals said he had been battling the oblique injury for weeks. In 39 games this year, Soler was hitting .235/.331/.456 with eight home runs, but was hitting just .188 over his last 21 games.
Matt Reynolds was signed to a minor league deal last off-season and has three years of Major League experience with the Mets and Nationals, appearing in 127 games and hitting .223/.295/.340 with four home runs in 240 plate appearances. The 29-year old right-handed hitter spent all of last year in Triple-A with the Nationals, hitting .295/.401/.521 with 16 home runs in the offensive-friendly Pacific Coast League. Reynolds was placed on the Injured List back in July during Summer Camp for undisclosed reasons. The addition of Reynolds gives the Royals a full 40-man roster.