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Tigers get closer Soria from Texas

NEW YORK — The Tigers acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers on Wednesday night, several media outlets reported.

Texas will get rookie RH reliever Corey Knebel and minor-league RHP Jake Thompson, one of Detroit's top prospects, according to multiple reports.

Soria, 30, has 17 saves in 19 opportunities and a 2.70 ERA this season, his second with the Rangers. The right-hander has 177 saves and a 2.51 ERA in a seven-year career. He'll likely take over ninth-inning duties from RHP Joe Nathan, who is 20-of-25 in saves and has a 5.89 ERA.

Before the season, Baseball America ranked Thompson, 20, as the Tigers' No. 4 prospect and Knebel, 23, as their No. 6 prospect.

TANAKA NOT CLOSE: RHP Masahiro Tanaka still feels discomfort in his pitching elbow despite not having picked up a baseball since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection 10 days earlier, Yankees GM Brian Cashman told ESPN.

ASTROS: Rookie OF George Springer went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps.

METS: SS Ruben Tejada was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker in the fifth and left the game.

NATIONALS: 3B/OF Ryan Zimmerman went on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring.

PADRES: CF Cameron Maybin was suspended for 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine.

Tigers get closer Soria from Texas 07/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:23pm]
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