Rangers and Joakim Soria agree on a two-year deal for $8 million with a club option for 2015. He missed the entire 2012 season after suffering an injury prior to the start of the season that required Tommy John surgery.
The former Kansas City Royals closer proved to be one of baseball’s most consistent and reliable relievers for the past several years. The right-handed reliever now 28, is expected to miss the start of the 2013 season, too, while he continues to rehab from the surgery. However, Soria could still prove to be a fantastic pick-up and perhaps even a bargain, depending on how well he can come back from Tommy John surgery.