Joakim Soria

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Joakim Soria

Soria with the Texas Rangers
Detroit Tigers — No. 38
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-05-18) May 18, 1984 (age 33)
Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
April 4, 2007 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record     16–19
Earned run average     2.58
Strikeouts     417
Saves     178
Career highlights and awards

Joakim Soria (born May 18, 1984 in Monclova, Mexico)[1] is a Major League Baseball (MLB) relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. He was with the Kansas City Royals from 2007 to 2012, and was an All-Star twice for the Royals. He was nicknamed "The Mexicutioner",[2] but in February 2011, he said that he does not want to be called that anymore because of violence in Mexico.[3]

Major League Baseball career[change | change source]

Soria played in his Major League Baseball game in 2007 for the Royals.[4] In 2008, he was selected to the MLB All Star Game for the first time. Soria earned 42 saves in the 2008 season, which was the second highest number of saves among American League pitchers.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joakim Soria Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights". Retrieved April 27, 2010.  Text " Team " ignored (help)
  2. "Soria heading to All-Star Game". Retrieved April 27, 2010.  Text " News " ignored (help)
  3. "Spring training 2011: Kansas City Royals' Joakim Soria wants to get rid of 'Mexicutioner' nickname - ESPN". Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  4. "Joakim Soria Statistics and History -". Retrieved April 27, 2010.