Rangers landing Soria
The Rangers are closing in on a two-year deal with free agent pitcher Joakim Soria, a source confirmed on Monday afternoon at the Winter Meetings.
Soria is being signed as a setup reliever behind closer Joe Nathan. He missed all of last season because of Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery but had 160 saves for the Royals from 2007-2011. The Rangers went into the Winter Meetings looking for veteran bullpen help.