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Gavin Floyd interested in sticking around with the Indians

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Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd has expressed interest in re-signing with the Indians, Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports. Floyd missed most of the season after re-fracturing his olecranon bone, which required surgery in March. The Indians had signed him to a one-year, $4 million deal in December.

Floyd made his season debut on September 2 out of the bullpen and has, to date, made six appearances. The right-hander has allowed three runs on nine hits with four walks and six strikeouts.

Floyd seems to have had a good time in Cleveland. From Hoynes’ article:

“Despite the circumstances of not being able to play, I loved getting to know the guys and the city,” said Floyd. “Everything was a blessing for sure, despite the circumstance. I’d definitely be interested (in resigning) for sure.”

Despite pitching out of the bullpen in the season’s final month, Floyd said he still sees himself as a starter.

Jorge Soler hits Royals’ first home run in nearly two weeks

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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.