We don’t get a ton of video highlights from low-level minor league games, but sometimes they bubble up to the surface. Like this one from started by Peoria Chief’s second baseman Mason Katz starts with a sweet shovel-pass to shortstop Richy Pedroza, who finishes it with a jump-throw. The Quad Cities runners never knew what hit ’em.
Ryu, 30, missed the entire 2015 season and made only one start last season due to shoulder and elbow injuries. The lefty has looked solid in three spring appearances, however, yielding a lone run on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in nine innings.
The Royals acquired Soler from the Cubs in December in exchange for reliever Wade Davis. Over parts of three seasons with the Cubs, Soler hit .258/.328/.434 with 27 home runs and 98 RBI in 765 plate appearances.
When he’s healthy, Soler is expected to find himself in the Royals’ lineup as a right fielder and occasionally as a designated hitter.