Joakim Soria signs two-year deal with Texas Rangers

by Matthew on December 3, 2012

Among Monday’s reports coming out of Nashville include that the Texas Rangers have agreed to a two-year deal with right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the deal is worth somewhere between $8-$9mm.

Soria in agreement with #Rangers on two-year deal, pending physical.
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Ken Rosenthal

 

Not too shabby for the free agent reliever who is coming off Tommy John surgery and won’t be ready for Opening Day.

The deal is pending physical.

The 28-year old, went 5-5 with a 2.70 ERA across 50.0 innings for the Royals in 2011 before injuring his elbow.

The longtime Royals closer also owns a 2.40 ERA over five seasons in the big leagues and could make a big impact in the late innings if healthy.

The Rangers needed a late-inning addition, having lost two long relievers to free agency, and I am sure the plan will be to use Soria as a set up pitcher for Joe Nathan once he’s ready to return.

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