Joakim Soria RP DET 7 Days

Soria (oblique) is scheduled to throw Saturday, MLive's Chris Iott reports.

The Tigers plan to have Soria return to the bullpen when first eligible on Aug. 25, and we could get confirmation on that plan following his session Saturday.

Joakim Soria RP DET 12 Days

Soria (oblique) will likely rejoin the bullpen when he's first eligible, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports. "He's definitely feeling better," manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday.

Soria is first eligible to come off the disabled list Aug. 25, and it appears he will be ready to do so at that point. He will likely pitch a few bullpen sessions or go on a rehab assignment at some point this week in preparation for his return.

Joakim Soria RP DET 19 Days

Soria (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Soria indicated earlier Sunday that he would miss multiple days because of the injury but didn't know if he would require a stint on the disabled list. That question was answered quickly, and now his focus will be returning when he's first eligible August 25. The Tigers will likely make a corresponding move before Sunday's game to replace Soria in the bullpen.

Joakim Soria RP DET 19 Days

Soria (oblique) will miss multiple days following the injury he suffered Sunday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Soria finished the ninth inning for Joe Nathan on Saturday but left during warmups in the 10th inning. It appears the strain is somewhat significant as he has already ruled himself out for at least a couple days. If the injury turns out to be severe enough, he could see time on the disabled list, a blow to his chances of taking over the closer role from the struggling Joe Nathan.

Joakim Soria RP DET 20 Days

Soria left Saturday's game in warmups for the tenth inning with a side strain, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

Soria finished the ninth inning for Joe Nathan after he blew the save and left the bases loaded with one out, but called for the trainers while warming up for the tenth inning. He ultimately left with the side injury, but the severity is currently unkown and will likely become clear within the next couple days.

Joakim Soria RP DET 20 Days

Soria left Saturday's game during his 10th inning warmup pitches with an apparent lower back injury, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Soria finished the ninth for Joe Nathan and went out for the tenth but called for the trainers during his warmup pitches and exited the game appearing to clutch his lower back. His situation will likely be updated by the team in the near future. If the injury causes Soria to miss any exended period of time it would be unfortunate for fantasy owners as Soria could have been zoning in on the closer role after another blown save by Joe Nathan on Saturday.

Joakim Soria RP DET 1 Month

Joakim Soria, making only his second relief appearance since joining the Tigers on July 23, allowed four runs while recording only one out against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Soria allowed an unearned run while facing four batters and recording one out on Saturday, and things got much worse on Tuesday. The veteran reliever faced seven batters, and it went as such: single, bases-clearing double, two-run home run, solo home run, ground out, single, single. Obviously, it's hardly how the Tigers have expected things to go thus far, but it's been par for their bullpen this season. Soria has a 3.71 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 43/5 K/BB ratio in 34 innings.

Joakim Soria RP DET 1 Month

Tigers acquired RHP Joakim Soria from the Rangers for RHPs Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

In Soria, the Tigers are acquiring one of the best and most experienced closers on the trade market. Soria has a 2.70 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 42/4 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings this season, saving 17 games for the beleaguered Rangers. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has a decision to make as to how he wants to handle the closing duties between Soria and current closer Joe Nathan, so fantasy owners should pay attention to Ausmus' words and actions over the next few days. Neither closer should be dropped in fantasy leagues until one or the other is anointed as the clear-cut stopper.

Joakim Soria RP DET 1 Month

A source tells Scout.com's Kyle Bogenschutz that the Rangers have agreed to trade Joakim Soria to the Tigers.

Bogenschutz hears Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson, two right-handers in the Tigers' system, will go the other way in the deal. In Soria, the Tigers are acquiring a pitcher with a 2.70 ERA and 0.87 WHIP who has saved 17 games for the Rangers this season. Given Joe Nathan's struggles in Detroit, Soria could immediately take over as the ninth-inning reliever for the Tigers.

Joakim Soria RP DET 1 Month

Joakim Soria blew his second save of the season, forking over a run in the bottom of the 13th inning as the Rangers went on to lose in 14.

The Rangers had taken a 1-0 lead on J.P. Arencibia's 13th-inning solo home run, but Soria immediately got into trouble, allowing a lead-off double to Brett Gardner in the bottom half. Jacoby Ellsbury later knocked Gardner in with a single. Soria is now 17-for-19 in save chances with a 2.70 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and a 42/4 K/BB ratio.