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.
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.