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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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Joakim Soria slammed the door on the Blue Jays on Wednesday, working a perfect ninth inning to preserve a one-run lead and earn his second save of the season.
So far, so good for the veteran right-hander in the closer's role for the White Sox. After getting a weak fly ball, he fanned Tim Anderson and Yolmer Sanchez to end the ballgame. As long as he's getting save opportunities, he'll continue to have fantasy value. Apr 4 - 10:07 PM

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Joakim Soria struck out two of the three batters he faced in an exhibition appearance against Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

Soria got roughed up in his Cactus League debut back on March 2, but he settled in from there and is expected to share the White Sox closer job with Nate Jones to begin the 2018 regular season. Soria could become trade bait at some point and Jones has a somewhat team-friendly contract, which are things to keep in mind.
Mar 26 - 7:50 PM

Making his first appearance of the spring, Joakim Soria was blasted for four runs on five hits while failing to retire a batter against the Dodgers on Friday.

Ouch. After taking over for Miguel Gonzalez in the third inning, Soria gave up a leadoff double to Yasmani Grandal and back-to-back singles to Travis Taijeron and Alex Verdugo before Jake Peter connected for a three-run homer. Edwin Rios followed with a ground-rule double before Soria was mercifully removed from the game. Not the best first impression as he attempt to secure the closer role in Chicago. Nate Jones is an appealing alternative if he bounces back from elbow surgery.
Mar 2 - 9:59 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Carson Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Aaron Bummer
6Hector Santiago
7Bruce Rondon
8Chris Volstad
9Gregory Infante