Soria (0-2) allowed two runs on two hits and struck out one in one inning to take the loss Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Soria gave up back-to-back solo shots to Christian Yelich and Omar Narvaez in the eighth inning. It's the right-hander's second loss in as many outings. He's posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB across 12 innings this year. The veteran reliever has added a pair of holds, but he's shown some inconsistency to begin June.
Soria (0-1) allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out one in one inning in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
Arizona's defense in the ninth inning faltered. Francisco Lindor hit a single and reached second on an error, then advanced to third on a passed ball. Soria then allowed an RBI single to Pete Alonso for the game's decisive run. Through 11 innings this year, Soria has a 3.27 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB with two holds. He's in the mix for high-leverage work, but he's been a little generous with baserunners so far.
Soria allowed two runs on three hits in the eighth inning of Monday's 5-2 win over the Marlins.
Soria entered in the eighth inning of a 5-0 ballgame and was touched for a two-run home run by Jesus Aguilar. This marks the second time in his last three appearances that Soria has allowed runs. The Diamondbacks are looking for him to be part of the endgame -- if not as closer, then as an eighth-inning bridge to Stefan Crichton -- but he's allowed nine baserunners over 3.2 innings.
Soria allowed one hit over a scoreless inning in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Mets.
This was Soria's second appearance since coming off the injured list and first in a high-leverage situation. He entered a tied game to start the ninth inning and got the game into the 10th. Manager Torey Lovullo suggested to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that Soria's ready to start protecting leads. "I feel very good about where Joakim is," Lovullo said. "I feel like he's ready for the next set of challenges." The manager hasn't set roles for his bullpen, something he said was due to injuries and a revolving door of success and failure, but it sounds like Soria could receive save opportunities along with current closer Stefan Crichton.
Soria allowed two runs on three hits while striking out one over one inning in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to Miami.
The outing was a low-leverage spot, coming in the seventh inning of a 6-0 game, but it was his first game back from the injured list after missing a month to a calf injury. Once he's fully up to speed, he'll likely see work as one of manager Torey Lovullo's end-game options.
Soria (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
The 36-year-old has been sidelined by a strained left calf since making his season debut April 4, and he'll rejoin the Diamondbacks after being sidelined for one month. Soria should be a factor in the late innings for Arizona alongside Stefan Chrichton and Chris Devenski.
Soria (calf) threw one inning in a game at Arizona's alternate training site Friday, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
Soria's work consisted of 12 pitches, then he went through pitchers' fielding practice postgame as he continues to test the calf.
Soria (calf) will throw in a game at the Diamondbacks' alternate training site Tuesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
It was reported last week that Soria would need to pitch off the mound a couple more times before returning from the injured list, and it sounds like he will be doing just that Tuesday before participating in fielding practice. Soria could be activated from the injured list sometime this week. Stefan Crichton (hand) has been the de facto closer recently, but Soria could start getting late-inning work once healthy.
Soria (calf) will pitch off the mound one or two more times before returning from the injured list, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Soria faced hitters in a simulated game this week for the first time since landing on the IL. Manager Torey Lovullo said Soria's arm is sound, but he wants to see the pitcher cover first base and backup bases without issue.
Soria (calf) will throw live batting practice Wednesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Soria threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday, and he'll face live hitters during his throwing session Wednesday. If he continues to feel good following Wednesday's activity, the right-hander could return to game action in the near future.
Soria (calf) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Soria came through the session without any discomfort. Because he's been able to play catch while on the injured list and typically pitches only one inning, it should not take too long for Soria to return to the active roster.
Soria (calf) had his bullpen session moved up from Saturday to Friday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo did not have an update on how the session went, but that Soria was feeling good enough to have the throwing session moved up is a good sign. No firm return date has been set, but the right-handed reliever should not need much time to ramp up now that he's throwing off a mound. The Diamondbacks' closing situation remains undefined, so Soria could slot into that role.
Soria (calf) could throw a bullpen session Saturday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Soria suffered a left calf strain April 4 while covering first base against the Padres, but he could resume throwing over the weekend. The right-hander still doesn't have a timetable for his return. Kevin Ginkel and Yoan Lopez could be the top options for saves while Soria remains sidelined.
Soria was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain Tuesday.
Soria suffered the injury while covering first base Sunday against San Diego. The move was made retroactive to Monday, so Soria will be eligible to return April 15, though it's not yet clear whether he's expected to do so. Soria was expected to be in the mix for saves this season, but his lone appearance thus far came in the eighth inning. Chris Devenski has the Diamondbacks' only save to date.
Soria strained his left calf while covering first base in Sunday's game against the Padres, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
He will return to Phoenix on Monday during Arizona's off day and get further examined. Given the fact the Diamondbacks are off Monday, any move to the injured list could be delayed until prior to Tuesday's game in Colorado. Perhaps even more notable than the injury is the fact that Soria came on for the eighth inning with Arizona up 3-0. He exited with the trainer after getting two outs. Kevin Ginkel got the final out of the eighth, and Chris Devenski gave up one run in the ninth inning before notching the save. It seems like Devenski and Ginkel are the most likely options to get save chances during Arizona's series in Colorado.
Soria left Sunday's game against the Padres with the trainer after getting two outs in the eighth inning, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
He apparently tweaked something covering first base earlier in the inning. Perhaps more concerning than the injury is the fact Arizona brought Soria on to protect a 3-0 lead in the eighth, rather than save him for the ninth. Kevin Ginkel got the final out of the eighth inning and Chris Devenski came on to pitch the ninth.
Soria could be utilized in a committee role to close out games in 2021, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Soria appeared to be the clear favorite to serve as Arizona's closer this season, but the right-hander has had a lackluster spring performance. Soria has made four Cactus League appearances and has posted a 12.27 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 3.2 innings. Manager Torey Lovullo said Sunday that he doesn't see a clear closer on the team and will instead prioritize matchups late in games. While Soria still figures to see the majority of save chances to begin the 2021 campaign, Stefan Crichton and Yoan Lopez could also see some ninth-inning opportunities, especially if Soria struggles during the regular season.
Soria allowed four runs on three hits while striking out one over an inning in Friday's spring game against the Angels.
Soria pitched the fifth inning, which began with a runner reaching base on a strikeout/wild pitch. The inning included a two-run double and two-run home run. One bad outcome in a Cactus League game will not bury his chance to become Arizona's closer.
Soria allowed one walk over a scoreless inning in Sunday's spring game against the Cubs.
Soria, who followed starter Merrill Kelly in the fourth inning, walked the first batter faced then induced a flyball out and a double-play grounder. This was the first Cactus League appearance for the 36-year-old reliever, who could serve as the team's closer. Manager Torey Lovullo has not yet declared a closer, and he mentioned Stefan Crichton as a candidate. Crichton's made one spring appearance, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless inning.
Soria will make his Cactus League debut Sunday against the Cubs, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Soria was acquired in the offseason, and he's widely presumed to be Arizona's closer, although manager Torey Lovullo said he is competing against Stefan Crichton.
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|06/11||vs LAA||L 5-6||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|06/09||@ OAK||L 0-4||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|06/05||@ MIL||L 5-7||1||1.0||2||2||0||1|
|06/02||vs NYM||L 6-7||1||1.0||2||1||0||1|
|06/01||vs NYM||W 6-5||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|05/27||vs STL||L 4-5||1.0||0||0||0||0|
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|2013||AAA-Round Rock Express||2.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||1||0.00||0.500|