Soria will serve as the opener for Wednesday's game against the Angels. Soria will likely pitch one or two innings before giving way to Daniel Mengden, who is expected to cover the bulk of innings Wednesday. In 27 appearances this season (all in relief), Soria owns a 5.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB in 28.2 innings.
Soria (1-4) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning, sticking him with the loss in Tuesday's 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Angels. Soria allowed a single to Tommy La Stella and walked Mike Trout with two outs before Shohei Ohtani lined a two-run single to put the Angels ahead for good. The 35-year-old reliever has a 4.73 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 25 appearances spanning 26.2 innings this year.
Soria (1-2) struck out three over two perfect innings to earn the win in extra innings against the Indians on Friday. The veteran reliever came through with a pair of scoreless frames after closer Blake Treinen had already done the same immediately before him. The strong showing was an extension of Soria's recent body of work that's now seen him generate five straight scoreless efforts and nine over his last 10 appearances overall. Soria's current 4.66 ERA is largely the byproduct of a pair of four-run blowups, but the former closer has otherwise been effective as one of several setup options for manager Bob Melvin.
Soria (0-1) failed to record an out in a loss to the Angels on Friday, allowing four earned runs on three hits and a walk. The former closer was called on to start the eighth with the Athletics cruising following a masterful six innings from starter Marco Estrada and a perfect seventh from Lou Trivino. Soria proceeded to yield singles to Jonathan Lucroy and Brian Goodwin before surrendering a double to Kole Calhoun that plated both. Despite a rocky start to the season that's now seen him give up five earned runs across three outings, Soria is expected to be relied on as one of several setup options ahead of closer Blake Treinen this year.
Soria (hip) retired two of the five hitters he faced in Wednesday's 5-3 Cactus League loss to the Dodgers. It wasn't the sharpest showing for Soria, who walked two batters in his first appearance of the spring. More importantly though, Soria reported no ill effects with the hip injury that had hampered him early in camp, putting him on track to fill a key role out of the bullpen when the Athletics open their regular season March 20 versus the Mariners in Tokyo. Soria is projected to serve as one of the top setup men for closer Blake Treinen.