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38 Joakim Soria RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 5/18/1984 | Birthplace: Monclova, Mexico | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 58/31 | Average Draft Position: 173.90
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Joakim Soria rocked in second Tigers appearance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Tigers pitcher Joakim Soria had trouble adjusting to his new role Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on six hits in just one-third of an inning in his team's 11-4 loss to the White Sox.

Soria surrendered an unearned run in his first outing with his new team before getting blown up Tuesday. He surrendered his first two home runs of the season in the poor performance. Soria owns a 3.71 ERA and 43:5 K:BB ratio in 34 innings.


Joakim Soria might be worth stashing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Granted, he wasn't getting the most consistent save opportunities in Texas, but if you play in a league where every save matters (which is typically the case in Rotisserie formats), Joakim Soria's move to Detroit is a punch in the gut.

Mostly because the Tigers say they intend to stick with Joe Nathan as their closer. Sad face.

But let's get real here: Nathan has been terrible and has shown no clear signs of a turnaround. Since blowing his third save May 21, the longest he's gone without allowing an earned run is four appearances. That won't cut it in the ninth inning.

Soria, meanwhile, was brilliant for the Rangers even if his low save total didn't reflect it. He compiled a 2.70 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 35 innings. His FIP, which estimates ERA with defense and luck removed from the equation, is 1.07.

The Rangers may intend to stick with Nathan as their closer, but if both he and Soria continue to do what they've been doing, the switch could come quickly. So if you play in a league where every save matters, maybe you just stash Soria for now.


Joakim Soria expected to pitch mostly in seventh inning


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said newly acquired reliever Joakim Soria will probably pitch mostly in the seventh inning, according to the Detroit Free Press.

However, he said Soria could help in the eighth or ninth inning when setup man Joba Chamberlain and closer Joe Nathan need a day off.

"The ability to get left-handed and right-handed hitters out is extremely important," Dombrowski said. "In our situation, where you are trying to win, I think it’s important to be able to do that. You don’t want to be switching every hitter with a different pitcher if you can avoid that. Soria has shown that he can get left-handed and right-handed hitters out very well. I think that’s important."


Tigers set to acquire Joakim Soria


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Tigers have traded for Rangers reliever Joakim Soria , according to 97.1 The Ticket. The move was confirmed by CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Tigers bullpen has struggled this season, collectively posting a 4.41 ERA. That is the fifth worst figure among major-league bullpens. Soria has been solid this season, posting a 2.70 ERA over 33 1/3 innings. It's unclear whether Soria will be used as the closer, or if he'll set up Joe Nathan.


Joakim Soria blows save in 13th inning Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria blew a save opportunity in the 13th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Yankees.

Soria gave up an earned run on a double and two singles in the 13th, but he was able to record an inning-ending double play to get out of the inning with the score still tied. He owns a 2.70 ERA and 42:4 K:BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings.


Joakim Soria picks up 17th save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria earned his 17th save Monday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Yankees.

Soria has seen his name crop up in trade rumors as the trading deadline approaches, and he's turned in 4 2/3 scoreless innings in July without walking a batter. Soria owns a 2.51 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 42:4 K:BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings.


Report: Tigers looking into Joakim Soria


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria has found save opportunities hard to come by recently, as he has recorded just one in the month of July thus far.

That could change with a possible change of scenery in the works, as FOXSports.com reports the Tigers have been engaged in ongoing talks with the Rangers about the veteran reliever. Soria has 16 saves in 17 chances this season, while posting a 2.67 ERA with 40 strikeouts and only four walks in 30 1/3 innings. 


Joakim Soria picks up first save in nearly a month


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria got back on track with the save Saturday night against the Mets in New York. It was his first save since June 14.

Soria struck out one and worked his way past a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to secure a 5-3 win over New York. He is 16 of 17 in save chances, with a 2.83 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP over 28 2/3 innings of relief.

Joakim Soria takes third loss Sunday vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria was hit with a loss Sunday, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out three in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Twins.

Soria (1-3) struck out the first batter he faced before a single and double pushed the go-ahead run across the plate. While the closer was able to strike out the following two batters to end the inning, the damage was done, and the Twins closer responded with a 1-2-3 inning to give Soria the loss. He owns a 2.93 ERA and 39:4 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings after putting together back-to-back ugly outings.


Joakim Soria earns 15th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria picked up his 15th save Saturday, striking out one during a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

Soria struck out the first batter he faced before snagging a liner to his left by the second batter of the inning. He was able to induce a weak pop-up to the second baseman to end the game. Soria owns a 1.80 ERA and 34:3 K:BB ratio in 25 innings.


Joakim Soria tosses 1-2-3 inning for the save Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria struck out one in a perfect ninth inning for the save Friday night against the Mariners in Seattle. He has converted 14 of 15 save chances, with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 32 innings of relief.

Joakim Soria picks up 13th save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria worked past one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to guarantee a 6-4 victory and the save against Cleveland. Of his 16 pitches, 10 were strikes.

Soria has not allowed a run over his last 4 2/3 innings. He is 13 of 14 in save chances with a 2.05 ERA and a 0.68 WHIP in 22 innings.

Joakim Soria makes quick work of Orioles


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria made quick work of the Orioles on Thursday, securing an 8-6 win and his 12th save of the season. He needed just 11 pitches to close out the game for the Rangers.

Soria has not allowed a run over his last 3 2/3 innings of work. He owns a 2.14 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP in 21 innings of relief.

Joakim Soria Ks two for save No. 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria struck out two and needed only 10 pitches to complete a 1-2-3 inning for the save in a 2-0 victory over the Nationals. Soria is 11 for 12 in save opportunities with a 2.25 ERA, a 0.70 WHIP and 27:3 K:BB ratio in 20 innings.

Joakim Soria better than you probably think


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/29/2014) You know who led all closers in WHIP going into Thursday?

It wasn't Craig Kimbrel, who seems to lead closers in everything every year. It wasn't Koji Uehara, who set a record for WHIP (minimum 50 innings) last year. It wasn't Francisco Rodriguez, Sergio Romo or Kenley Jansen, who have led the way in saves so far.

It was Joakim Soria, who entered the day ranked 19th among closers in Head-to-Head scoring.

His 0.71 WHIP to go along with a 2.45 ERA and 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings tells me he's back to being an elite closer after spending most of the last two years recovering from Tommy John surgery. His low ranking tells me Fantasy owners may not have caught on to it yet.

Obviously, he's suffered from a lack of save opportunities so far, but the tide appears to be turning. His save Thursday gave him three opportunities in three days.

From 2008 to 2010, Soria averaged 38.3 saves with a 1.84 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings, so he could have big things in store.


Joakim Soria nails down 10th save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Ron Washington had no qualms about using Rangers closer Joakim Soria for a third consecutive game Thursday, though he did shorten his outing to 2/3 of an inning by opening the ninth with Neal Cotts.

Cotts retired the first batter he faced with a one-run lead in Minnesota, then Soria was summoned to close it out. He allowed a single to red-hot Oswaldo Arcia, but fanned Josh Willingham to end it and record his 10th save.

Soria has allowed just one earned run since April 12 covering 14 1/3 innings and 15 appearances.


Joakim Soria fans two Twins in save No. 9


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria overpowered the Twins for his ninth save of the season Wednesday, in a 1-0 win. Soria needed just 10 pitches to finish off a perfect ninth, and he struck out two batters along the way.

Soria is now 9 for 10 on save opportunities, after bouncing back nicely from his first blown chance. He has a 2.45 ERA in 18 1/3 innings, with 24 strikeouts and just one walk. 


Joakim Soria takes loss in blown save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria was charged with a blown save and a loss in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Twins Tuesday.

Soria (1-2) suffered his first blown save of the season when he gave up an RBI single with two outs. The Twins were able to win in walkoff fashion on an error by Soria, meaning he was charged with just one earned run on two hits and one walk in two-thirds of an inning. He owns a 2.60 ERA and 22:3 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings.


Joakim Soria stays hot by blanking Mariners


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria was lights-out in shutting down Seattle in the ninth inning on Wednesday. He earned his eighth save by retiring the Mariners in order on just 10 pitches, including a strikeout of Nick Franklin.

Soria hasn't given up a run since April 17. He has hurled 11 straight scoreless outings to shrink his ERA from 7.20 to 2.25.


Joakim Soria slams door shut on Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria struck out one and needed only 12 pitches to complete a perfect ninth inning, securing a 5-2 win and his seventh save of the season Friday night against the Angels. Soria is 7 for 7 in save chances with a 3.00 ERA, a 0.58 WHIP and a 14:2 K:BB ratio over 12 innings.

Joakim Soria tallies sixth save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria earned his sixth save of the season Saturday, striking out one during a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

Soria has rattled off five straight saves since taking a loss two weeks ago, allowing no hits or walks during his last five innings. He owns a 3.60 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB ratio in 10 innings.


Joakim Soria locks down fifth save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria recorded his fifth save Tuesday, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 5-4 win over the A's.

Soria got out to a slow start this April, recording just one save in his first five appearances while giving up four earned runs in five innings. However, he's tossed four scoreless innings in his last four appearances, racking up four saves while not allowing any hits or walks. He owns a 4.00 ERA and 9:2 K:BB ratio in nine innings.


Joakim Soria picks up fourth save in win over A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria collected his fourth save of the season Monday night against the A's in Oakland.

Soria worked past a throwing error, which allowed Jed Lowrie to reach second base. He struck out one and needed 20 pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning to secure a 4-3 win. He is 4 for 4 in save chances, with a 4.50 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over his first eight innings pitched.

Joakim Soria closes out White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria entered Saturday's game against the White Sox in the ninth inning with a three-run advantage. He made quick work of the White Sox striking out one and needing just nine pitches to secure a 1-2-3 ninth inning and his third save of the season in a 6-3 victory.

Soria owns a 5.14 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 7:2 K:BB ratio over seven innings pitched.

Joakim Soria bounces back for second save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria shook off a few poor outings to pitch a perfect ninth Thursday, in an 8-6 win over the Mariners.

Soria retired the Mariners in order to record the save, his first perfect outing in mor than a week. He recorded one out via strikeout and picked up a pair of groundball outs as well.

Soria has a 6.00 ERA in his first six innings of work, though he also has six strikeouts to just two walks, with two saves in two chances.