Tigers Trade Again….Soria To Pirates
The Detroit Tigers said that they would become sellers, and they weren’t kidding. just hours after trading Ace LHP David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays, they sent closer RHP Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor leaguer JaCoby Jones.
Soria, who was acquired from the Texas Rangers in 2014 and has a 3-1 record with a 2.85 ERA this season. He also has a career ERA of 2.61 along with 453 strikeouts and recently passed two hundred career saves. He made All-Star Game appearances in 2008 and 2010 while he was with the Kansas City Royals. The 31 year old has a five pitch selection but is most successful with his fastball can reach the high 90s.
Jacoby Jones, is a twenty-three year who was drafted out of LSU in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He has played both center field and shortstop and started the season with High-A Bradenton at the start of the 2015 season before being promoted to Double-A Altoona recently. He hit .253 with a .313 OBP along with ten homers and 58 RBIs in 93 games in the Florida State League. In three games in Altoona he already has five hits in eleven plate appearances.