JOAKIM SORIA RUMORS & GOSSIP
Texas Rangers right-handed reliever Joakim Soria has been
diagnosed with a strained pectoral muscle, an injury that will delay his return
until at least the beginning of April, according to Jeff Wilson of The Fort Worth
Joakim Soria has a strained pectoral muscle. No throwing for two or three weeks. #Rangers debut now targeted for July 1.
— Jeff Wilson ...
SURPRISE, Ariz. One of the main pieces for the Texas Rangers bullpen is taking his own time in getting ready for the season.
Thats just the way the Rangers want Joakim Soria to approach the spring.
Soria, who is coming off Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last April, is progressing at his own pace in his bid to get ready for the season. Hes throwing fastballs in his bullpen...
ARLINGTON, Texas Joakim Soria can't wait to be part of the Texas Rangers revamped bullpen.
When the right-hander, who is coming off his second Tommy John surgery, is able to that remains to be seen. But Soria, who took part in the club's Fan Fest Friday, is progressing well.
"It feels good," said Soria, who is long tossing from up to 120 feet right now.
Joakim Soria is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. The former Kansas City Royals closer suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and underwent surgery in March of last year. While the procedure requires a 12-18 month recovery time, many pitchers are returning at the 12-month mark. Not Soria. He is not expected back until the middle of the 2013 season.
The Texas Rangers took a chance on a closer coming off Tommy John surgery last offseason and it paid off nicely with an All-Star season from Joe Nathan.
Texas is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again after agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with right-hander Joakim Soria that includes a club option for 2015.
Soria missed the entire 2012 season after having Tommy John...
Injured closer Joakim Soria and the Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on an $8 million, two-year contract.
The deal announced Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings includes a team option for 2015.
Soria, a two-time All-Star with Kansas City, is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on April 3. The 28-year-old right-hander also had the ligament replaced in...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2012
Courtesy: Kansas City Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the team has declined its 2013 option on right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria, making him a free agent.
Soria, 28, missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on April 3. Acquired in the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 7, 2006, Soria...
SURPRISE, Ariz. Once the initial shock wears off and the Kansas City Royals look forward, they might see the loss of closer Joakim Soria actually turn into a positive.
Even, though, in the short term, it's a downer.
Soria has been among the most consistent closers in baseball since the Royals spent 50,000 to select him from San Diego in the draft at the 2006 winter meetings...
The second opinion that Royals closer Joakim Soria was seeking regarding his injured right elbow confirmed the original diagnosis Soria indeed has the worst-case scenario, which is damage to the ulnar collateral ligament.
Soria has indicated he now will take a few days of leave to determine what his next course of action will be.
One option would be Tommy John surgery, which...
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Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will have his sore right elbow checked by Dr. Lewis Yokum in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Soria left Sunday's game after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt "really bad."
Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said Monday the team believes Soria has some damage in his area of his ulnar collateral...