Figured this was coming. We talked about the Tigers’ time in transition at length last week. Now it seems to be pretty official:
Makes all sorts of sense. Both are free agents after this year. Price is unlikely to sign with the Tigers. Cespedes may or may not, but his contract prevents the Tigers from giving him a qualifying offer, so if he does leave they get nothing.
The Dodgers are looking for pitching. But just about any team would be interested in Price, you figure, rental or not. As for Cespedes, a corner bat with some pop is a hard-to-find commodity these days.
Dave Dombrowski has 48 hours or so to get this done.
The 16-31, last place Royals had a power outage lasting nearly two weeks. Entering Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Cardinals, Jorge Soler had hit the club’s most recent home run, a solo shot off of the Phillies’ Jake Arrieta in the sixth inning on May 10. That time frame spanned eight games.
Soler ended the home run drought, hitting a three-run round-tripper off of Michael Wacha to cap off a six-run third inning in the first game of the twin billing, staking the Royals to a 7-0 lead.
Soler, 27, is now batting .249/.303/.497 with 11 homers, 30 RBI, and 22 runs scored in 198 plate appearances on the season. He’s the only member of the Royals currently in double-digits in homers, though Hunter Dozier (nine) and Alex Gordon (eight) should soon join him.