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Joakim Soria was one of the top closers for the Kansas City Royals over the past few years, prior to missing all of the 2012 MLB season due to Tommy John surgery. Now facing a decision in free agency, Soria would like to once again establish himself as one of the elite closers in the game.
Unless, of course, the New York Yankees made a phone call. That would be an entirely different situation.
Soris would be willing to go to the Yankees to serve as a set-up man in the eighth inning, after word got out that Mariano Rivera intends to return in 2013 after suffering a season ending injury early this year. If Rivera returns to his closing duties as expected, Soria would be fine signing with New York to both set up, and learn from, Rivera. That is according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
“If the Yankees call, we will be all ears,” Soria’s agent, Oscar Suarez, said by phone Monday. “If there is a fit, Joakim would be elated to work with Mo. He would close everywhere except there.”
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