Joakim Soria RP DET 2 Days

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 8 Days

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 8 Days

A source tells'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 9 Days

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.

Joakim Soria RP DET 13 Days

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers are having "ongoing discussions" with the Rangers regarding Joakim Soria.

The Angels and Blue Jays have also been connected to Soria. The Tigers have been committed to keeping Joe Nathan in the closer role, but it's unclear whether they might alter that stance with the addition of Soria. The veteran reliever boasts a 2.67 ERA and 40/4 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings this season for the Rangers.

Joakim Soria RP DET 20 Days

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that the Angels, Blue Jays and Tigers have been in contact with Rangers regarding Joakim Soria.

The Angels would be the best landing spot for Soria from a fantasy perspective, as he would figure to have the best chance to remain a closer. Soria is making a reasonable $5.5 million this season with a $7 million club option for 2015, so it's no surprise that he's drawing interest. He's put up a 2.76 ERA and ridiculous 40/4 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings this season.

Joakim Soria RP DET 26 Days

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Tigers continue to explore the trade market for bullpen help and have shown interest in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor and Chad Qualls.

With Joe Nathan looking every bit of 39-years-old in the ninth inning, the Tigers have been desperately searching for help in the late innings. Soria has been outstanding in the ninth inning for the Rangers, and could supplant Nathan in the closer's role, though his acquisition cost is likely to be high. The team has also shown interest in a reunion with former closer Joaquin Benoit.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 Months

Joakim Soria shut down the Indians in the ninth inning on Friday, protecting a two-run advantage and earning his 13th save of the season.

He did allow a two-out single to Michael Brantley, but no damage was done. Soria has done an incredible job in the ninth inning for the Rangers, posting a 2.05 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 30/3 K/BB ratio over his first 22 innings. As long as he remains healthy, he should be able to finish the season as an upper-echelon closer.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 Months

Joakim Soria worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up his 12th save in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

More weak contact for Soria, who induced a ground out and a pop out to left field along with a strikeout in a 1-2-3 ninth inning. The right-hander has allowed runs in only three of his 22 appearances. Soria has a 2.14 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and a 28/3 K/BB ratio in 21 innings on the season.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 Months

Joakim Soria locked down his 11th save of the season by pitching a perfect ninth inning on Sunday to secure the Rangers' 2-0 win over the Nationals.

Soria, who also recorded two strikeouts on the day, is now 11-for-12 in save opportunities this year. He owns a 2.25 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and a sterling 27/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings.