Texas Rangers Sign Joakim Soria

Ken Rosenthal of CBSSports.com reports that the Texas Rangers and former Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria on a 2 year contract.

Joakim Soria last season ran into trouble before the season began, Soria was forced out of the 2012 MLB season due to Tommy John Surgery in which the doctors had to repair a damaged UCL in his right elbow. The Royals last season went with Jonathan Broxton in relief until he was delt to the Cincinnati Reds later in the season.

Joakim Soria had a really successful 5 seasons with the Kansas City Royals. During his tenure with the team Soria closed for the Royals all 5 seasons and accumulated a total 160 saves out of 180 save opportunities.

Soria will be joining the Texas Rangers in 2013 and as many other media outlets have all ready predicted, Joakim Soria will not be the Rangers closer come opening day unless Joe Nathan sustains an injury prior to the season.

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