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Joakim Soria has setback, out until 7/1

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T.R. Sullivan reports that Joakim Soria has suffered a strained muscle in his chest, which will delay his return from the disabled list

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T.R. Sullivan reports that Texas Rangers reliever Joakim Soria has been diagnosed with a strained chest muscle.

Sullivan says that Soria was on track to be back in the majors before June 1, but now, because of this injury, he won't throw for 2-3 weeks, and is not expected back until July 1 at the earliest.


Joakim Soria

#28 / Texas Rangers

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May 18, 1984


Soria, who is recuperating from Tommy John surgery, signed a 2 year, $8 million deal with the Rangers this past offseason that includes a $7 million team option for the 2015 season.

Soria, a Rule 5 selection of the Kansas City Royals from the San Diego Padres prior to the 2007 season, was one of the best relievers in baseball from 2007-10. Soria had a disappointing 2011 season, however, and then underwent Tommy John surgery in April, 2012.