Joakim Soria Needs Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery

Will Yoder
Friday March 23rd, 2012

Kansas City Royals right handed relief pitcher, Joakim Soria will be out for the entire season due to Tommy John surgery, according to a tweet from Kansas City Royals beat writer, Bob Dutton.

[tweet https://twitter.com/Royals_Report/status/183241995320442880 align='center']

Soria will undergo surgery April 3 and it will take about 12-18 months to recover, meaning he will miss the entire 2012 season and possibly the start of the 2013 season. Soria has had a spectacular career with the Royals going from a zero to a hero closer in 2007 and saving 160 games with a 2.40 ERA and 341 strikeouts in 315 innings over five seasons. Last season he had a 4.03 ERA with 60 strikeouts.

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