Fantasy Roundup: Rangers’ Choose Closer & 5th Starter

An impressive spring gave Soria Texas’ closing gig (Photo: USATSI) Joakim Soria has been named the Rangers closer over Neftali Feliz. This news does not come as much of a surprise as Soria has looked better this spring and pitched very well last year. Rangers manager Ron Washington is extremely loyal to his players so Soria should retain the closer duties even during rough patches...
Via Baseball Professor
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers name Joakim Soria closer

The Rangers have named right-hander Joakim Soria their closer, the team announced. Fellow righty and ex-closer Neftali Feliz still needs to earn a roster spot before the season. Soria, 29, is no stranger to closing. He saved 160 games for the Royals from 2007-11, pitching to a 2.40 ERA and 3.92 K/BB. The Rangers picked him up last offseason as he was rehabbing from his second Tommy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Soria dazzles in first appearance since 2011

ARLINGTON, Texas It was a typical outing for Joakim Soria on Sunday. Typical, except for the fact Soria had not pitched in a major league game in close to two years. The Rangers reliever had not been on a major league mound since Sept. 11, 2011 when he made his return from Tommy John surgery with an 11-pitch sixth inning. "It was a long journey, but it was worth it,"...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers expect to make Soria decision soon

ARLINGTON, Texas Joakim Soria is back with the Texas Rangers after completing a perfect rehab assignment. When the Rangers activate the right-hander remains to be seen, although that time figures to be coming soon. "We haven't really discussed when we're going to bring him back but I think it will be soon," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "He's here...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Soria slated for back-to-back appearances

ARLINGTON, Texas Joakim Soria's days making minor-league rehab appearances appear to be numbered. Soria, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is slated to make back-to-back appearances Wednesday and Thursday for Double-A Frisco. Those could be his final two stints as that normally signal a reliever is ready to go. There's nothing in Soria's minor-league numbers...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Soria eager to face major leaguers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joakim Soria will make his Texas Rangers debut in Arlington Friday. Of course Soria will only be facing hitters in a batting practice session, but it's a big step towards making his real debut for the Rangers. Soria, who has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and a pectoral strain in Arizona, is happy to have the change of scenery. "I can't...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Soria pleased with rehab progress

ARLINGTON, Texas Joakim Soria can't wait to be part of the Texas Rangers revamped bullpen. When the right-hander, who is coming off his second Tommy John surgery, is able to that remains to be seen. But Soria, who took part in the club's Fan Fest Friday, is progressing well. "It feels good," said Soria, who is long tossing from up to 120 feet right now. Soria...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals decline option on Soria

Courtesy: Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the team has declined its 2013 option on right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria, making him a free agent. Soria, 28, missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on April 3. Acquired in the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 7, 2006, Soria...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals may find silver lining in losing Soria

SURPRISE, Ariz. Once the initial shock wears off and the Kansas City Royals look forward, they might see the loss of closer Joakim Soria actually turn into a positive. Even, though, in the short term, it's a downer. Soria has been among the most consistent closers in baseball since the Royals spent 50,000 to select him from San Diego in the draft at the 2006 winter meetings...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals P Soria to have sore elbow checked

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will have his sore right elbow checked by Dr. Lewis Yokum in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Soria left Sunday's game after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt "really bad." Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said Monday the team believes Soria has some damage in his area of his ulnar collateral...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

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