JOAKIM SORIA RUMORS & GOSSIP
The Texas Rangers need some help. They were leading the American League West for much of the early part of the season, and it looked like they would run away with the division. Now though, the Rangers are two games behind the first place Oakland A's. Help may not be coming for the offense very soon, but the bullpen could get some relief soon. Joakim Soria is on his way...
The Texas Rangers may finally get to see Joakim Soria soon. The veteran reliever has been on the disabled list for the entire season up to this point, but he is making progress in his rehab. Soria says he is ready to start throwing batting practice. It would be a big step toward his likely post-All-Star Break return.
According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Soria is ready...
Joakim Soria is finally set to throw off the Rangers Ballpark mound to major league hitters.
While Soria will only be throwing live batting practice to his Texas teammates, Friday is a significant step for the reliever still a few weeks from his Rangers debut.
''It's been a long spring training for me,'' Soria said Thursday. ''Finally, I'm here....
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.
Texas Rangers right-handed reliever Joakim Soria has been
diagnosed with a strained pectoral muscle, an injury that will delay his return
until at least the beginning of April, according to Jeff Wilson of The Fort Worth
Joakim Soria has a strained pectoral muscle. No throwing for two or three weeks. #Rangers debut now targeted for July 1.
— Jeff Wilson ...
SURPRISE, Ariz. One of the main pieces for the Texas Rangers bullpen is taking his own time in getting ready for the season.
Thats just the way the Rangers want Joakim Soria to approach the spring.
Soria, who is coming off Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last April, is progressing at his own pace in his bid to get ready for the season. Hes throwing fastballs in his bullpen...
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.
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...
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...
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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...