Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:34:14 -0700
Although the Texas Rangers have slumped horribly this season the team believes it still has a strong corps for the future and will not deal SP Yu Darvish, 3B Adrian Beltre or SS Elvis Andrus at the deadline. Players such as CL Joakim Soria or OF Alex Rios are expendable, however.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:26:52 -0700
Texas Rangers CL Joakim Soria is the subject of ongoing trade discussions with the Detroit Tigers.
Fantasy Tip: Soria's fantasy value would enhance quite a bit with the move to a winning team in a much more pitcher-friendly park.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:56:08 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon and Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria aren't of much interest to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in their search to beef up the back end of their bullpen at the trade deadline.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:08:41 -0700
The Texas Rangers are willing to trade RP Joakim Soria if they receive a substantial package in return, according to multiple major league sources. They are seeking two or three prospects in exchange for Soria.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:44:38 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria is attracting trade interest from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown if Soria would be considered for the ninth-inning job in any of those new locations if he's traded, but it's worth keeping an eye on if he's available on your waiver wire and you are in need of saves.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:30:35 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are interested in Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria, Texas Rangers RP Jason Frasor, and Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls, according to league sources.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:23:22 -0700
Texas Rangers CL Joakim Soria hasn't pitched since June 14, but he is physically fine. The team has lost six of seven games.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:08:01 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is adamant that RP Joakim Soria remains as the team's closer, but RP Alexi Ogando could see some opportunities to close games out in the ninth in save situations. Washington noted that Soria's command hasn't been that sharp of late, as the closer threw 29 pitches Friday, April 11. Washington has been impressed with Ogando this past week. "We've given him three or four opportunities to close games over his time here and he's closed all of them," Washington said. "We'll just have to wait and see. I'm not anointing him my closer when I've got Soria, but he will get some chance to close some games."
Fantasy Tip: Don't confuse this with closer controversy. Instead, consider Ogando the primary saves handcuff to Soria in the event the incumbent is injured or continues to struggle with his control. Ogando should be snatched up in all AL-only leagues, at least.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:01:45 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria will pitch in the ninth if a save situation arises Monday, April 14. RP Alexi Ogando recorded the save Sunday, April 13, because Soria had pitched in the two games prior. Washington said Ogando will receive chances to close, but Soria remains the team's closer.
Fantasy Tip: Ogando presumably will get chances to record saves when Soria is unavailable due to heavy workloads. That doesn't mean you should run out to the waiver wire to grab Ogando, unless he's available in your AL-only league. If Soria is injured, however, Ogando figures to be next in line.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:00:36 -0700
The Texas Rangers are starting to finalize their bullpen. RPs Joakim Soria will serve as the closer, with RPs Neal Cotts, Pedro Figueroa, Jason Frasor and Alexi Ogando joining him. That leaves two spots open, and Ps Ryan Feierabend, Michael Kirkman, Daniel McCutchen, Seth Rosin and Shawn Tolleson battling down to the end of camp.