Royals sign RHP Joakim Soria to three-year deal

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Royals sign RHP Joakim Soria to three-year deal
Thursday December 10th, 2015

The Kansas City Royals have signed right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria to a three-year deal with a mutual option for the 2019 season, the team announced Thursday.

The deal is reportedly worth $25 million.

Soria, 31, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Royals before going on to play for the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Soria was a top closer for the Royals, but after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012, the team did not exercise its option on him.

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He went 3–1 with 24 saves and a 2.53 ERA with the Tigers and Pirates last season.

- Xandria James

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