UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Report: Royals Closer Joakim Soria May Need Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria has injured his right elbow and may need Tommy John surgery requiring him to miss the entire 2012 season, according to Danny Knobler of CBS.

The Royals said that an MRI revealed damage in the ulnar collateral ligament of Soria's right elbow. Soria, 27, is likely to need the season-ending operation, but the team may decide to seek a second opinion first.

This would be Soria's second time going under the knife for Tommy John surgery -- he also underwent the procedure in 2003, when he was a prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization.

Soria struggled for the Royals last season, putting up a mediocre 4.03 ERA. He finished with 28 saves despite temporarily losing the Kansas City closing job.

Greg Holland, the 26-year-old righty who saved four games in Soria's stead last season, is still under contract and could take over the role again this year. The Royals also signed former Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton to a one-year, $4 million deal in the offseason.

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again