|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||63.00||3.00||3.00||37.00||2.57||1.11||64.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 24.2||0||0|| 2.92||0||3||26|
|vs RHB|| 19.2||0||0|| 3.66||0||3||22|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers bring back righty reliever Joakim Soria
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/31/14) What was expected is now reality - the Tigers have picked up their option on right-handed reliever Joakim Soria. The team is starved for bullpen help.
Soria could not wrest the closer job away from struggling Joe Nathan, but he did walk just six in 44 1/3 innings in splitting time between Texas and Detroit. His ERA rose from 2.70 to 3.25 after the trade, however, and he gave up five earned runs in just one inning pitched during the playoff sweep defeat to Baltimore.
Tigers expected to keep Soria
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/23/14) The Tigers are expected to exercise their option on pitcher Joakim Soria, according to MLB.com.
Soria has a $7 million club option for next season. The team will need to make a decision on the option shortly after the end of the World Series. While general manager Dave Dombrowski said the final decision hasn't been made yet, he hinted at the club picking up Soria's contract. "It's a situation where we look at him as being an important acquisition toward this [coming] year also," Dombrowski said.
Soria posted a 3.25 ERA over 44 1/3 innings split between Texas and Detroit.
Joakim Soria takes loss in Game 2 of ALDS
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/3/14) Tigers pitcher Joakim Soria was charged with a loss Friday, allowing one earned run on one hit and one walk in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 7-6 defeat against the Orioles in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
Soria (0-1) came into the game up two runs in the bottom of eighth inning with runners on first and second and just one out. After walking the first batter he faced to load the bases, he surrenderd a bases-clearing double to put his team down one run with just one chance to even things back up in the ninth. The Tigers couldn't scrape together a run, leaving the team down 2-0 heading into Sunday's must-win game in Detroit.
Joakim Soria closes out Twins
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Tigers pitcher Joakim Soria struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to close out an 8-6 victory over the Twins. Soria has converted 18 of 20 save chances, with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 40 2/3 innings of work.
Tigers activate Joakim Soria from disabled list
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/10/14) The Tigers activated pitcher Joakim Soria from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
Soria ended up missing a month with his oblique injury. He returns to a 3.58 ERA and 45:6 K:BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings.
|2014 summary: Joakim Soria began the season as the Rangers' closer, and he improved greatly over his shaky 2013 return from Tommy John surgery. He saved 17 games in 19 attempts with a 2.70 ERA before he was traded to the Tigers in July, whereupon he moved into a setup role. Soria did struggle in his 13 appearances with the Tigers, posting a 4.91 ERA with one save and one hold, though he spent a month on the disabled list with a strained left oblique.|
Playing time status: Soria will be back in a setup role for the Tigers this season, but he will probably be first in line to close if Joe Nathan struggles again.
2015 outlook: The 3.25 ERA Soria registered in 2014 doesn't adequately reflect how dramatic his comeback was. If not for the .316 batting average he allowed on grounders, which was probably not all of his own doing, Soria's ERA and even his 0.99 WHIP would have been lower. At this point in their respective careers, Soria is probably better suited to closing than Nathan, and he's one of the better potential saves targets to pursue once the established closers have already been taken.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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