Joakim Soria
RP CWS
1 week ago

Soria allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in Friday's 12-5 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Soria, who started the season as the White Sox's closer, pitched in a non-save situation for the fourth straight appearance. He's been bypassed the last three times the White Sox had a chance to save a game, with manager Rick Renteria instead calling on Bruce Rondon or Nate Jones. Renteria has said only that his closer situation remains fluid, so we won't rule out Soria from picking up saves, but the recent usage pattern suggests Soria is not being considered for saves at this time.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
1 week ago

Soria (0-2) allowed a run on two hits and a walk and was tagged with the loss against the Mariners on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Soria, who was pitching for the first time in eight days, was brought on in the seventh inning of a 2-2 game and the rust showed. Just 15 of his 32 pitches were strikes, and he fell behind in the count to all seven batters faced. On a positive note, he was able to finish strong, striking out the final two batters with the bases loaded. Since his last outing May 8, when he gave up a run and two hits, Soria has lost hold of the closer's job.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
2 weeks ago

White Sox manager Rick Renteria indicated the team's closer situation will be fluid after he called on Bruce Rondon, and not Soria, to close out Sunday's 5-3 win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

There hadn't been many save opportunities since Soria's blown save May 1 in St. Louis, so his standing was unclear. It's pretty clear now. Renteria danced around the closer issue, telling reporters he's not pegging relievers to a certain inning, but rather he'll use the pitcher that will get outs.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
2 weeks ago

Soria was not used in Sunday's save situation against the Cubs. He has not pitched since May 8.

EDGE Analysis

There has been no news of an injury with Soria, yet Nate Jones got the ball with a 5-3 lead in the eighth inning and Bruce Rondon came on to close out the game in the ninth inning. It's possible Soria is dealing with something minor, and it's possible that the White Sox's closer committee is now at three, with Rondon successfully throwing his hat into the ring in this game.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
4 weeks ago

Soria (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits in the ninth to take the blown save and loss Tuesday against the Cardinals, striking out one and walking zero in a third of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

Soria came on with a one-run lead and gave up a solo home run to Matt Carpenter with no outs. After striking out Jose Martinez, Soria allowed a double to Marcell Ozuna and then a single to Yadier Molina to drive in the winning run. The veteran reliever is now 4-for-6 in save chances, and has allowed 13 hits across 10.1 innings. Outside of his two blown saves, however, Soria hasn't allowed any runs through nine appearances. Soria should continue to see save chances, but more outings like Tuesday could open the door for Nate Jones to see some opportunities.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
1 month ago

Soria got the save in the White Sox 6-3 victory over the Royals on Thursday, allowing one hit and striking out one with no walks in a scoreless ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Soria allowed a leadoff double to Abraham Almonte but retired the next three hitters in order to close out this victory for his third save of the season. It was Soria's first save since April 4 and it's been hard to get a read on exactly what's going on with the closer situation with the White Sox, as Nate Jones - who was ostensibly supposed to share the role with Soria at the outset - only has one save to his credit so far this year. The White Sox actually only have five saves total as a team through 22 games, but that's partially due to the fact that there hasn't been many opportunities on a 6-16 team. Soria is probably the best closing option in this bullpen, but Jones' presence and a lack of opportunities could inhibit his upside.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
1 month ago

Soria entered Tuesday's 10-2 loss to the Athletics in the sixth inning. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out the side.

EDGE Analysis

Soria remains in the mix as one of manager Rick Renteria's closing options, but was probably going to pitch Tuesday regardless of the situation. It had been eight days since he last pitched in a competitive environment and needed to get his work in.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
2 months ago

Soria allowed three runs on four hits, including a home run, in Thursday's 9-7 loss to the Tigers in extra innings. It was his first blown save in three tries.

EDGE Analysis

A dose of reality slipped into the White Sox's hopeful 3-2 start. They came back for their home opener over .500 and leading the majors in home runs, but they still have that unsettled bullpen. It wasn't only Soria, who gave up all three runs with two outs, but closer candidate Nate Jones let in a run on three hits in the eighth inning. We don't believe anything changes as a result of Thursday's bullpen implosion. Manager Rick Renteria understands it's one game played in a chilly environment -- it snowed during the game -- so the 33-year-old Soria should continue to get opportunities to close. But understand, RotoWire tagged him with the "Very Low Job Security" closer status.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
2 months ago

Soria picked up his second save behind a clean inning with two strikeouts Wednesday against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Soria avoided the drama of his last time out, when he allowed two baserunners but managed to strand them both. That makes two straight games in which Nate Jones has pitched the eighth to lead to a Soria save in the ninth, but it's worth noting Jones entered a tie game in the seventh inning. That said, these first few games have certainly pointed towards Soria receiving the save opportunities on the South Side.

Joakim Soria
RP CWS
2 months ago

Soria worked around a hit and a walk to record the save Saturday during the White Sox's 4-3 win over the Royals. He also struck out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

Soria's first wrapup of the season came after Nate Jones locked down a scoreless eighth inning. These two relievers are set to share the closer job, though the veteran Soria has the edge in experience with 204 career closures, though he has just two since 2015, and Soria's recent form (ERAs of 4.05 and 3.70 in the past two years, respectively) hardly makes him a safe option. Jones has the safer skills but may occupy the super-reliever role in order to make things smoother for Soria in the ninth. This back-end bullpen picture remains in flux, but both relievers are worth owning.