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Royals Sign Joakim Soria To 3-Year Deal

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The Kansas City Royals, the 2015 World series Champions, and who are also looking to add more depth to their rotation, signed Joakim Soria on Monday morning to a three-year deal, worth approximately $25 million dollars.

Soria started his major league career with the Royals back in 2007 and in his first big league season he saved 17 games, was 2-3, with a 2.48 ERA.

From 2008 – 2011 he averaged a little more than 35 saves with his high of 43 in 2010.

The two-time all-star underwent reconstructive elbow surgery and missed the entire 2012 season. On October 31st, he became a Free Agent and was signed by the Texas Rangers.

In two seasons with the Rangers, he saved 17 games, before moving on to the Detroit Tigers in 2015 in a trade for minor leaguer Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. In 2015, at the trading deadline, the tigers then sent Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor leaguer utility player JaCoby Jones.

Now the Mexican native will head back to the team that he debuted with, and be part of a growing dynasty.

David Conde
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