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Joakim Soria | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / LA
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White Sox acquired RHP Joakim Soria from the Royals and LHP Luis Avilan from the Dodgers in a three-team trade.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Royals will receive $2 million from the Dodgers and $1 million from the Royals in the deal. Soria, 33, posted a 3.70 ERA and 64/20 K/BB ratio over 56 innings in 2017. The veteran reliever is a late-inning option for Chicago, but he could end up being a trade piece. Jan 4 - 9:09 PM

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Royals activated RHP Joakim Soria from the 10-day disabled list.

Soria has been sidelined for the past month due to an oblique strain. The 33-year-old hurler owns a 3.96 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 59/16 K/BB ratio across 50 innings out of the Royals' bullpen this season.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Joakim Soria (oblique) will rejoin the Royals on Saturday.

It's unclear whether he'll rejoin the team in Cleveland soon enough to be able to pitch that day, but he'll be available no later than Sunday. Soria has been over his oblique injury for a while, but he's been in Arizona for the last several days following the birth of his child. He could be thrown right into the mix for saves soon with the Royals' bullpen in flux.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Joakim Soria (oblique) is expected to be activated for the series against Cleveland starting Thursday.

Soria was placed on the 10-day disabled list on August 18. He was expected to return on Monday, but he returned to Arizona to be with his wife for the birth of their third child.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 09:56:00 PM

Joakim Soria (oblique) is now not expected to be activated until next weekend, as he has returned home due to a family matter.

Soria had been set for activation on Monday. The reliever could be in the mix for saves once he's back, but fantasy owners will have to wait a while longer.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:18:00 PM

Joakim Soria (oblique) is expected to return from the disabled list on Monday.

And manager Ned Yost told reporters on Saturday that Soria will join the Royals' committee at closer for the stretch run. The veteran right-hander has been out since mid-August with a left oblique strain.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 05:40:00 PM

Royals placed RHP Joakim Soria on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 16, with a left oblique strain.

Soria is dealing with a Grade 1 strain and is expected to miss 10-15 days. Brandon Maurer will slide into the eighth inning role.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 02:49:00 PM

Joakim Soria will undergo an MRI on his sore lower back Thursday in Kansas City.

Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday morning that it's "probably a possibility" the veteran reliever will require a disabled list stint. Soria was lit up for four earned runs in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's loss to the Athletics. He has a 3.96 ERA in 53 total appearances this year.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Joakim Soria took a loss Monday night against the Orioles.

Soria entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied 1-1 and couldn't push it to extras. Caleb Joseph hit a one-out single, Ruben Tejada hit a two-out single, and then Craig Gentry walked it off for the O's with a run-scoring poke to center field. Soria has now struggled in back-to-back outings. He has a 3.35 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 45 2/3 total innings this year.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 09:56:00 PM

Joakim Soria picked up his first save with a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Mariners.

Kelvin Herrera needed the night off after throwing 55 pitches the previous two days. Soria would be in line to take over as the Royals' closer if Herrera were traded, but it's hard to imagine a scenario in which Herrera goes and Soria doesn't follow him out the door in a different trade.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 02:09:00 AM

Joakim Soria took his fourth blown save and second loss after giving up four runs Monday against the Tigers.

Soria entered with a 7-6 lead in the eighth and didn't retire any of the five batters he faced. It caused his ERA to double from 1.59 to 3.18.
Tue, May 30, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Joakim Soria, who had thrown 10 scoreless innings this season, gave up four runs -- three earned -- in two-thirds of an inning to take a loss Friday against the Twins.

Soria was about due for a bad day, but this one was extra demoralizing for the Royals, who fell to 7-15 after taking a 4-2 lead to the eight. Soria, who could be trade bait as the Royals fall out of contention, has a 2.53 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 01:09:00 AM

Joakim Soria took his eighth loss after giving up two runs in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Twins.

Three of those losses have come the last nine days. That's not good, obviously, but those are also the only three times in his last 16 appearances that he's been scored upon. Still, it's certainly been a disappointing season for the former closer, and the Royals have to be wishing they didn't owe him another $18 million through 2018.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 11:54:00 PM

Joakim Soria and Eric O'Flaherty have cleared revocable trade waivers, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

They can now be traded to any team, though there probably isn't going to be much interest. Soria is in the first year of a three-year, $25 million deal and holds an ugly 4.03 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 51 1/3 innings out of the Kansas City bullpen. O'Flaherty has a 6.91 ERA in 28 2/3 innings. He signed a minor league contract with the Royals over the winter.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Joakim Soria took his fifth loss after giving up a three-run homer in the eighth inning Thursday against the Rays.

The Royals gave Soria a three-year, $25 million deal over the winter in the hopes of maintaining the three-headed monster at the back of their pen, but he's been thoroughly mediocre in amassing a 4.50 ERA in 46 innings. The Royals will have to keep relying on him with Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar out.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 03:19:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Kevan Smith
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2Casey Gillaspie
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
2Jose Rondon
3B1Matt Davidson
2Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Leury Garcia
CF1Adam Engel
2Charlie Tilson
3Luis Alexander Basabe
4Micker Adolfo
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
3Eloy Jimenez
DH1Nick Delmonico
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Lucas Giolito
6Carson Fulmer
7Dylan Covey
8Ian Clarkin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Minaya
2Joakim Soria
3Gregory Infante
4Aaron Bummer
5Danny Farquhar
6Thyago Vieira
7Jace Fry
8Zach Putnam
9Rob Scahill
10Jose Ruiz