Kansas City Royals
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Name  Joakim Soria
Born  5/18/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  200
Number  38
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/20/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers reliever Joakim Soria earned his fifth save of the season, shutting the door on the, 2-1, victory over the Yankees on Monday.
Insight: Soria shut down New York in order retiring Brett Gardner on a ground out and Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira on fly outs. Soria is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA with five saves this season.
4/14/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Tigers reliever Joakim Soria picked up his third save of the young season on Tuesday against the Pirates.
Insight: Soria has been the Tigers closer for less than a week, and he already has three saves. The Tigers added an insurance run in the top of the ninth, but Soria didn't need it as he retired the Pirates in order. He is 3-for-3 in save chances and has a 2.45 ERA.
4/8/2015 5:02:00 PM
Description: Tigers reliever Joakim Soria should be a hot commodity.
Insight: With Joe Nathan going down due to an elbow injury, Soria will fin in at closer. Nathan has struggled since last season, and if Soria thrives, the job could easily remains his.
10/22/2014 11:26:00 PM
Description: The Tigers are expected to exercise their $7 million option to keep Joakim Soria in 2015 according to MLB.com.
Insight: Soria did not at all live up to his hype when the Tigers traded for him in July. He posted a 4.91 ERA over 11 innings and pitched ever worse in the postseason. Detroit will have five days after the end of the World Series to make an official decision on Soria.
8/30/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Tigers reliever Joakim Soria (oblique) is scheduled to throw off flat ground once again on Saturday according to MLive.com.
Insight: It's a good sign, but in terms of fantasy value, he has very little for the remainder of the season. He still is a few weeks away from returning and even then, Soria still is the setup man to closer Joe Nathan.
8/10/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Tigers reliever Joakim Soria has been placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain.
Insight: The Tigers' acquisition of Soria hasn't gone well for fantasy owners. Prior to the trade, he was the Rangers closer and had a 2.70 ERA and 17 saves. Since the deal, he's pitched in a middle relief role and allowed five earned runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
8/9/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Joakim Soria came out of Saturday's game with a left side strain, according to the team's twitter site.
Insight: Soria hasn't given up a run in his last three outings and has an ERA of 3.58. He'll need tests to determine the severity of the injury.
7/29/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Joakim Soria came into Tuesday's game against the White Sox in the seventh inning and allowed four runs on six hits (2 HR).
Insight: The Tigers opted to keep Joe Nathan in the closer role even though Soria has much better numbers. Soria's ERA jumped from 2.67 to 3.71 Tuesday.
Hot7/23/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: The Tigers have agreed to trade closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
Insight: Tigers closer Joe Nathan has a 5.89 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP and five blown saves this season. It's unclear if Soria will take the closer job from him, but that would make sense. Soria has a 2.70 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP and a 42/4 K/BB in 33 1/3 innings. Thompson and Knebel are both top-five prospects in Detroit's system, so this would be a steep price to give up if the Tigers plan to use Soria in the eighth inning.
Hot5/14/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Rangers closer Joakim Soria has a 2.57 ERA, a 0.57 WHIP, a 19/2 K/BB and seven saves in 14 innings this season.
Insight: Soria has thrown nine straight scoreless innings and was perfect for the first eight of them.
3/22/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: The Rangers named Joakim Soria the team's closer on Saturday, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Soria beat out Neftali Feliz, who has struggled with his mechanics while working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Soria had a 2.40 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and 160 saves from 2007-11 with the Royals before he needed Tommy John surgery and missed all of 2012. He could end up being a top-10 closer in 2014.
7/7/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: The Rangers activated relief pitcher Joakim Soria from the disabled list on Sunday.
Insight: Soria missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and has sat out most of this season with a strained pectoral muscle. The former Royal will serve as the setup man for closer Joe Nathan.
4/22/2013 8:16:00 PM
Description: Texas reliever Joakim Soria has been diagnosed with a strained pectoral muscle and will be shut down for the next 2-to-3 weeks. SOURCE: Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Soria, who is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, isn't expected to be back in the major leagues until July. Joe Nathan is the closer in Texas so Soria won't be getting any ninth inning opportunities this season.
2/15/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that Rangers reliever Joakim Soria is ahead of schedule on his return from Tommy John surgery.
Insight: Soria will not be in his usual closer role even when he is ready to pitch sometime in May, so fantasy owners should not expect much from him this season unless Texas closer Joe Nathan is injured.
1/10/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: ESPN Dallas reports Rangers reliever Joakim Soria is hoping to return in late May or early June. Soria sat out the entire 2012 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Insight: Soria has put together a fine career (160 career saves, 2.40 ERA) but we're not expecting him to have much fantasy relevance in 2013.
12/3/2012 5:58:00 PM
Description: The Texas Rangers have agreed to a two-year contract with former Royals closer Joakim Soria, pending a physical. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: The Royals declined Soria's team option for next season after the right-hander missed the entire 2012 campaign due to Tommy John surgery. He'll move into a setup role behind Joe Nathan.
11/10/2012 10:39:00 AM
Description: Free agent relief pitcher Joakim Soria is drawing interest from Boston, Kansas City, New York (AL) and Texas according to Jon Paul Morosi from Fox Sports.
Insight: The Royals declined Soria's team option for next season after the righthander missed the entire 2012 campaign due to Tommy John surgery. Soria is unlikely to be the closer for any of these teams, so his fantasy value for next season appears to be pretty limited.
10/31/2012 7:23:00 PM
Description: Kansas City declined closer Joakim Soria's team option for next season.
Insight: Soria already has two 40-save seasons on his resume but he is also coming off of Tommy John surgery and may not be ready for the start of the year. If Soria is healthy and can lock down a closer's job, he could be a solid fantasy contributor in 2013.
10/27/2012 8:54:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have been in discussions with closer Joakim Soria about a new contract.
Insight: Soria will become a free agent if the Royals decline his $8 million option for next season. He missed the entire 2012 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
4/4/2012 10:59:00 AM
Description: Joakim Soria underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in California. SOURCE: Kansas City Star
Insight: This is Soria's second TJ surgery. Manager Ned Yost has not named his closer, but the choices are between Jonathan Broxton and Greg Holland.