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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tigers Injury Update: Joakim Soria expected to return when eligible

By on 8/17/2014 03:45:00 PM

The Detroit Tigers entered Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners with a record of 66-55, second in the American League Central. At fourth in the league in runs scored, the offense is carrying the load, while the pitching staff is in the lower third in the league in ERA at 3.97. The bullpen has struggled, particularly closer Joe Nathan, who has an ERA of 5.20. Joakim Soria, obtained in a trade with the Rangers, has struggled to a 10.38 ERA in six appearances before being placed on the disabled list. The good news is that Soria should be able to return when eligible.

Our own Evan Petzold reported on August 10 that Soria, who is dealing with an oblique strain, was placed on the 15-day disabled list. 

James Schmehl, who covers the Tigers for MLive Media Group, tweeted the following update on Soria.
A healthy, productive bullpen will be a key for the Tigers down the stretch if they are going to make a run at the post season.

Soria, in his seventh Major League season, is 2-4 with 17 saves and a 3.58 ERA this season. The veteran has pitched for the Royals, Rangers and Tigers and has a career record of 16-19 with 177 saves and an ERA of 2.60.

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