Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joakim Soria throws during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Carlos Osorio
September 09, 2014

DETROIT (AP) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says reliever Joakim Soria will be activated Wednesday, a month after he went on the disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Soria threw a simulated game Monday, and Ausmus says the right-hander felt good Tuesday. The Tigers acquired Soria from Texas shortly before the trade deadline to help their bullpen, but he made only six appearances for Detroit before the injury.

Overall this year, Soria is 2-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 17 saves. Joe Nathan and Joba Chamberlain have been slotted into the late innings for the Tigers this year. Ausmus didn't specify any inning in which Soria would be used when he comes back, but he said he'll be part of that back end of the bullpen for sure.

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