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Joakim Soria is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but that isn’t deterring from checking up on him.
Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com is reporting the Red Sox have “checked in on” him, although he wouldn’t be ready to pitch until late-May or June.
A two-time All-Star, Soria is two years removed from his last All-Star season as closer for the Royals. That season, he compiled a 1-2 record with a 1.78 ERA and logged a career-high 43 saves.
Through five seasons –– all with Kansas City –– Soria has posted a 13-15 record with 2.40 ERA and racked up 341 strikeouts. He blossomed under former Red Sox pitching coach Bob McClure.
Soria’s season came to a halt last spring training when he sensed pain in his right elbow. It resulted in his second Tommy John surgery of his career, with the first taking place back in 2003.
The Royals declined his $8 million option in the offseason, but Soria has expressed a desire to stay with the club. But if it doesn’t happen, the right-hander could be a candidate to...
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Last week, the Royals declined closer Joakim Soria‘s $8MM 2013 option and invoked a $750,000 buyout, making him a free agent. This wasn’t a surprise move, seeing Soria spent 2012 recovering from Tommy John surgery and he’s not expected to pitch until May or June of 2013.
The Royals would like to sign Soria to a lower cost deal with performance bonuses. But his agent, Oscar...
Ahhh Joakim, how you have been the source of many baseball fan boners across America. Your time with the Royals was nothing short of fantastically increderiffic. Four years of prime-time excellence, two years with sub 2 ERA's, two more below 3. 60+ innings of pure talent a season, a two time All-Star and easily one of the best reliever's in the game. Then 2011 went and happened...
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KANSAS CITY, MO Louisville Slugger announced this evening that Royals player Billy Butler is the 2012 Silver Slugger Award winner at Designated Hitter in the American League. Butler becomes the seventh-different Royals player to win a Silver Slugger award (10th time overall), the first since third baseman Dean Palmer in 1998.
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In separate deals Thursday, the Kansas City Royals traded two relievers who spent most of last season in their farm system. Right-hander Jeremy Jeffress went to the Toronto Blue Jays in a cash transaction, while left-hander Tommy Hottovy went to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named and cash. Both pitchers were designated for assignment Nov. 2, removing them from the Royals...
KANSAS CITY, MO (November 9, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed three players to minor league contracts for the 2013 season. The club plans to announce Major League Spring Training invitations at a later date.
Catcher Manuel Pina was re-signed by the Royals after appearing in 49 minor league contests for Surprise (R) and Northwest Arkansas...
Kansas City, MO (November 8, 2012) – Louisville Slugger announced this evening that Royals player Billy Butler is the 2012 Silver Slugger™ Award winner at Designated Hitter in the American League. Butler becomes the seventh-different Royals player to win a Silver Slugger award (10th time overall), the first since third baseman Dean Palmer in 1998.
The Silver Slugger award...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has traded right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.
Jeffress, 25, was designated for assignment on November 2. The right-hander was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 relief appearances for the Royals in 2012.
Sporting Kansas City won the U.S. Open Cup, led the Eastern Conference from start to finish, and perhaps most importantly this season, energized an entire city that had grown accustomed to failure.
Next season, the MLS club will try to take the next step.
Sporting KC was eliminated 2-1 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference semifinals by the Houston Dynamo, the same club that kept...
Five Time All-Star “Pitches In” to Aid New Yorkers in Need
During his 17-year major league career, David Cone took the mound in big spots for the Mets, Yankees and three other teams. However, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, he’ll be “pitching in” to help New York area residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The popular broadcaster and former star pitcher will put his mixology...