Joakim Soria

RP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Royals' Joakim Soria: Agrees to deal with Royals

      Soria has agreed to a three-year deal with the Royals, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports. The contract will be finalized later this week, but the deal is believed to be worth $25 million, plus incentives. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Soria has innings pitched and games started incentives, suggesting that he may attempt to stretch out and work from the Kansas City rotation at some point, even though he has not started since 2006.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Joakim Soria replaces Mark Melancon for first Pirates' save

      Pirates reliever Joakim Soria replaced former Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon with one out in the ninth inning. Soria retired both batters he faced to earn his first save for the Pirates. He was traded from Detroit earlier in the week. Melancon allowed a double and a hit batter before being ejected with the tying run at the plate.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Pirates DFA Deolis Guerra to make room for Joakim Soria

      The Pirates added reliever Joakim Soria to the active roster before Friday's game. Soria was acquired in a deal before the non-waiver trade deadline. To make room for Soria, the Pirates designated pitcher Deolis Guerra for assignment, the team announced. Guerra was 2-0, with a 6.48 ERA in 10 relief appearances with the Pirates. Soria was 3-1 with a 2.85 ERA and 23 saves for the Tigers.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Pirates acquire RP Joakim Soria from Tigers

      The Pirates have acquired right-handed reliever Joakim Soria in a trade with the Tigers, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The trade comes just over a year after Soria was dealt to the Tigers by the Rangers last season. This year, Soria has recorded 23 saves in 26 chances for the Tigers. He has 36 strikeouts in 41 innings pitched. He will join Mark Melancon as a formidable 1-2 punch at the back end of the Pirates' bullpen. The Tigers, who have officially announced the trade, will receive minor-league infielder JaCoby Jones from the Pirates. Jones was the Pirates' No. 12 prospect, and was batting .260 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI between Class A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona. He was a third-round pick by the Pirates in 2013.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria picks up 23rd save of the season

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria recorded his 23rd save of the season on Wednesday against the Rays. Soria closed out the ninth inning of a pitchers duel with ease, as he struck out two of the three batters he faced. Soria now has a 2.85 ERA this season in 41 innings of relief.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria notches 22nd save

      Saves are rare in games decided by five runs, but Tigers closer Joakim Soria earned one Wednesday night against visiting Seattle. Soria arrived with two out and two on in the eighth and induced a Brad Miller groundout. He allowed a single and walk to open the ninth, but Kyle Seager grounded into a double play and Tigers tormenter Nelson Cruz flied out to clinch the 22nd save for Soria. The righty has not allowed an earned run in 10 of his last 11 appearances.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria notches 21st save of the season

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria earned his 21st save of the season on Monday against the Mariners. Soria was the only one of the four Tigers pitcher that threw on Monday to not allow a hit. He shut down the Mariners in the ninth with ease and lowered his ERA on the season to 3.19.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Joakim Soria gets back on track for Tigers

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation in Friday's win over Baltimore. Soria entered with a four-run lead and struck out two. He allowed a hit and walked a batter. Soria got back on track after allowing four runs in his last appearance prior to the All Star Break.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Joakim Soria implodes in ninth for Tigers

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria blew his third save of the season and suffered his first loss as Minnesota capped a seven-run rally with a walk-off homer against him. Soria didn't retire a batter and gave up four runs, after giving up just nine all season entering the game. Soria entered with one out in the ninth inning and the two tying runs on base. He walked the first batter he faced, followed by a hit batter, a two-run single and a three-run walk-off homer.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Tigers RP Joakim Soria notches 20th save of season

      Tigers closer Joakim Soria closed the door on his team's win over the Twins on Thursday. Soria needed just 13 pitches to earn his 20th save of the year while closing out a 4-2 victory. He now has a 2.34 ERA this season in 34 2/3 innings of relief.

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