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Soler tweaks rib charging for fly ball

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KANSAS CITY -- Royals outfielder Jorge Soler was out of Tuesday's starting lineup because of an injury that somewhat defied description.

Royals manager Ned Yost said Soler sustained a "dislocated rib" on his right side after charging in for a fly ball in Monday's game against the Rays and then stopping suddenly and leaping to make the catch.

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KANSAS CITY -- Royals outfielder Jorge Soler was out of Tuesday's starting lineup because of an injury that somewhat defied description.

Royals manager Ned Yost said Soler sustained a "dislocated rib" on his right side after charging in for a fly ball in Monday's game against the Rays and then stopping suddenly and leaping to make the catch.

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"That play just kind of dislocated a rib," Yost said. "It's something that will snap back into place, like what a chiropractor would do."

The word "dislocated" created some concern from Royals fans, who thought the injury must be more serious, on Twitter.

Soler, though, smiled when asked about the injury in Spanish by The Kansas City Star and said it wasn't really dislocated.

Soler, in fact, took some batting practice before Tuesday's game and was available to pinch-hit.

Royals trainer Nick Kenney said "dislocated rib" was accurate, but that maybe a more layman term for the injury was a "crick" or "pinch" in the right side of his back.

Yost added the injury wasn't serious and said on a scale of 1 to 10 it was probably .75.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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