According to multiple reports the Texas Rangers have agreed to deal their closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for two minor league talents. Soria who was 1-3 this season in 35 games and converted 17/19 save opportunities. Soria also had a 2.70 ERA.
In return the Rangers will receive Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Thompson is a pitcher for Double A affiliate Erie Seawolves. He was recently promoted to Erie so he will most likely report to Frisco. In the minors this season Thomas has a combined 7-4 record with a 3.06 ERA in 18 games and 94 innings pitched.
Knebel is also a pitcher who will be returning to his home state having played at the University of Texas. Knebel is also a native of nearby Denton, TX. He is a relief pitcher for Triple A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens. In 25 appearances, Knebel has a combined record of 4-1 and 1.62 ERA. He played 14 games in Double A before being promoted to Toledo. Knebel has eight innings of Major League experience with little success.
Most likely the next Ranger to be dealt will be outfielder Alex Rios. Texas Sports Review will keep you up to date with the latest happenings for the Texas Rangers.