Joakim Soria #38 - P


  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1984/05/18
  • POB: Monclova, Mexico
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 6
  • Signed by LA Dodgers in 2001.
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date44024180040.238191626471.083.54
On Pace48024190044.04121172651-3.54

Scouting Report

AssetsHas a live fastball and the off-speed stuff to rack up impressive strikeout totals. Is a cool customer that can be trusted in the late innings.
FlawsInjuries have become an issue with him. Also, he can have trouble with his concentration because he is prone to a big inning now and then.
Career potentialQuality late-inning reliever, when healthy.

Honours and Awards

2010Named to the All-Star Game
2008Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/10Missed 31 games (strained left oblique).
2014/08/10Strained left oblique, 15-day DL.
2014/07/23Acquired from the Texas Rangers.
2013/07/07Missed 87 games (tommy john surgery).
2013/06/09Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (tommy john surgery).
2013/03/31Tommy John surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2013).
2012/12/04Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers to a two-year contract.
2012/10/31Missed all 162 regular season games (elbow surgery).
2012/10/31Kansas City Royals declined their contract option for next season.
2012/05/03Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (elbow surgery).
2012/04/04Elbow surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 26th, 2012).
2011/10/31Kansas City Royals exercised their contract option for next season.
2011/09/29Missed the last 12 regular season games (hamstring).
2011/09/15Hamstring, day-to-day.
2009/06/02Missed 21 games (strained right rotator cuff).
2009/05/10Strained right rotator cuff, early September (retroactive to May 8th, 2009).
2009/05/02Missed 9 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/04/28Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2008/05/17Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a three-year contract extension.
2008/02/20Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2007/06/07Missed 14 games (right shoulder inflammation).
2007/05/26Right shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL.
2007/02/21Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2006/12/07Selected by the Kansas City Royals from the San Diego Padres in the Rule 5 Major League Draft.


2014/07/23Texas Rangers traded Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers for Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.
2012/12/04Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers.
2006/12/07Selected by the Kansas City Royals from the San Diego Padres in the Rule 5 Major League Draft.
2005/12/20Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2001/10/31Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Career Stats

2014Total Tex/DetAL44024180040.238191626471.083.54
2013Round RockAAA20000002.01000030.500.00
2013AZL RangersR11000001.00000010.000.00
2011Kansas CityAL60055280060.1602927717601.284.03
2010Kansas CityAL66012430065.2531313416711.051.78
2009Kansas CityAL47032300053.0441413516691.132.21
2008Kansas CityAL63023420067.1391312519660.861.60
2007Kansas CityAL62023170069.0462019319750.942.48
2006Fort WayneA701000011.253312110.602.31
2002GCL DodgersR40000005.06220061.203.60


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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