Jorge Soler Home Run

Royals sign Jorge Soler to one year deal and avoid arbitration

Jay Binkley
January 10, 2020 - 4:18 pm
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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed Jorge Soler to a one year deal to avoid arbitration.  Jorge set a club record with 48 home runs and led the American League.

 

Press release from the Royals:

ROYALS SIGN JORGE SOLER TO A

ONE-YEAR DEAL; AVOID ARBITRATION

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 10, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

Soler, 27, had a breakout year in 2019, becoming the first Royal to lead the American League in home runs, hitting a team-record 48. His total was 10 more than the previous record, set by Mike Moustakas in 2017. His home run total also set a Major League record by a Cuban-born player, topping Rafael Palmeiro’s 1999 and 2001 totals by one. The right-handed slugger also collected a career-high 117 RBI, which tied for second in the American League and were the most by a Royal since 2000, when Mike Sweeney set the club record (144) and Jermaine Dye had 118. Soler also ranked fourth in the AL in extra-base hits (82), fifth in slugging percentage (.569) and seventh in OPS (.922).

Soler was acquired by the Royals in an offseason trade with the Chicago Cubs in 2016.

 

 

 

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