Joakim Soria RUMORS & NEWS

  • Royals interested in reunion with Joakim Soria

    Hardball Talk "Joakim Soria served as the Royals’ primary closer from 2007-2011, tallying 160 saves alongside a 2.40 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 9.7 K/9. Now a free agent, there’s talk of the right-handed reliever returning to Kansas City. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Royals are interested in a reunion..." November 12

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #RedSox have expressed interest in free-agent reliever Joakim Soria. Not a big surprise: Dave Dombrowski traded for him in Detroit.

  • The Tigers are going to meet with Joakim Soria’s agent

    Hardball Talk "Tony Paul of the Detroit News reports that the Tigers are expected to meet with the representatives for free agent Joakim Soria at this week’s GM Meetings. Soria was a Tiger for 2014 and the first half of 2015 before being dealt to the Pirates. Overall last season he posted a 2.53 ERA, 1.09..." November 09

  • Source: Tigers, Joakim Soria to discuss possible reunion

    Detroit News "Tigers new closer, same as the old closer? The Tigers and free agent Joakim Soria have at least some mutual interest in a reunion, a source familiar with the club's thinking told The Detroit News. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because they're not authorized to discuss the..." November 03

  • Tigers agree to trade closer Joakim Soria to Pirates

    CBS Sports "The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to acquire relief pitcher Joakim Soria from the Tigers, confirms Jon Heyman of As we know, every agreed upon trade is pending medicals. Once the Tigers went into sell mode, the most logical candidates to be moved were free-agents-to-be David..." July 31

  • Tigers 'working to trade' Joakim Soria

    Bless You Boys "The Detroit Tigers have made the first move of their rebooting phase by dealing lefty ace David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays. The trade brought over three left-handed pitchers, but it's just a start. Now, closer Joakim Soria is garnering interest and the Tigers are "working to trade" Soria,..." July 30

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Hearing #Pirates nearing deal with #Tigers for closer Joakim Soria. Unclear right now who #Tigers will get in return.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers working to trade Joakim Soria, as well, but source says it does not appear he is going to Jays in Price deal.

  • Expect Soria and Avila to return in '15 for Tigers

    Detroit Free Press "The playoffs were still going on — the Tigers had been eliminated the previous week, in three-and-out fashion — but the media and fans wanted answers. When Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski held his end-of-the-season news conference Oct. 14, he listed his off-season..." October 30

  • Tigers must make Joakim Soria closer before title bid blows up

    Detroit News "In coffee shops, at your cubicle, in chance meetings at grocery stores, in countless gab fests on your cell phone, today’s merry Metro Detroit and state of Michigan topic should have been J.D. Martinez’s gallant ninth-inning home run Tuesday that sent the playoff-closing Tigers to an indelible..." September 18

  • Rangers deal pitcher Soria in significant surrender move, Neftali Feliz to close

    Dallas Morning News "In a story that could only happen to the 2014 woebegone Rangers, on Wednesday they lost a game to the grounds crew and got a head start on next year. Just as umpires were trying to rush the ineffective New York Yankees grounds crew into action as a hard shower hit in the fifth inning, Rangers..." July 24

  • Tigers acquire Joakim Soria from Rangers

    SB Nation "The Tigers have acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers in exchange for right-handed pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, Detroit announced on Wednesday night. The deal was first reported by Kyle Bogenschutz of and Jon Morosi of Soria will likely..." July 24

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers are having ongoing discussions with the Rangers about reliever Joakim Soria, sources say. @FOXSports1

  • Rangers expect to make Soria decision soon

    Fox Sports Southwest "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..." July 06

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Joakim Soria slated to start a rehab assignment Thursday for Double A Frisco.

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Rangers Joakim Soria felt good during his live BP session today. Hopes to start a rehab assignment as early as Thursday.

  • Reliever Soria eager to provide boost to Rangers bullpen

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Every player believes spring training is too long. It’s monotonous and boring and has a Groundhog Day feel to it over six weeks. Extended spring training is a continuation of that, which explains why Joakim Soria couldn’t wait to drive to a ballpark somewhere other than the Surprise Recreation..." May 29

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    Bob Dutton @Royals_Report

    Ex-Royals closer Joakim Soria has setback at Texas in recovery from TJ surgery. Out 2-3 weeks with strain pectoral muscle. Return now July.

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Joakim Soria has a strained pectoral muscle. No throwing for two or three weeks. #Rangers debut now targeted for July 1.

  • Joakim Soria throws off mound

    ESPN "Texas Rangers reliever Joakim Soria, a two-time All-Star closer with the Kansas City Royals, threw off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. Soria, 28, made 15 pitches on Monday off a mound in Surprise and felt fine. Assuming he arrives at the park on..." February 11