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Royals Sign Joakim Soria To 3-Year Deal

Deal reportedly worth $25 million.

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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 is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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