Well how about that? Major League Baseball’s offseason finally produced something. A three-team trade, in fact! In short, reliever Joakim Soria is moving on.
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The reliever will join his fifth team ahead of his 11th MLB season. And for the most part, his career has been pretty successful. Over his 10-year career, Soria has compiled 204 saves while totaling a 2.86 ERA, 3.07 FIP and 2.99 DRA. From his rookie season in 2007 through 2010, Soria would become one of the more dominant relievers in baseball with the Royals.
But in March of 2012, he would need Tommy John surgerya��limiting his 2013 season to just 26 appearances. But last season, over 56 innings in a familiar place (KC), he would put up his best numbers since the 2010 campaign. The 3.70 ERA isn’t great, but his 2.20 FIP and 3.07 DRA paint a much nicer picture. Plus his strikeout rate of 27.6 percent was the highest it has been since 2013 (with the Rangers).
Soria hasn’t been theA�closer since 2015, but he should be in line for that job in Chicago.