Tigers add Joakim Soria, bolstering shaky bullpen

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski says it was a necessity to bolster the team's bullpen.

The Tigers acquired right-hander Joakim Soria, giving them an option to pitch in the seventh, eighth or ninth inning as soon as Thursday night on the road against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Tigers traded pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson to the Texas Rangers to acquire Soria.

Dombrowski has been working on improving the AL Central-leading Tigers for weeks. He says reliever Joe Nathan and second baseman Ian Kinsler were asked about Soria as a player and person because they were teammates in Texas. The first-year Tigers gave Soria a good review on and off the field.

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Thursday's Game

Jacksonville 19, Tennessee 13

Sunday's Games

Houston 24, N.Y. Jets 17

Denver 17, Chicago 15

Detroit 18, Oakland 13

Indianapolis 24, Atlanta 21

Tampa Bay 45, Philadelphia 17

Baltimore 16, St. Louis 13

Dallas 24, Miami 14

Carolina 44, Washington 16

Kansas City 33, San Diego 3

Seattle 29, San Francisco 13

Green Bay 30, Minnesota 13

Arizona 34, Cincinnati 31

Open: Cleveland, N.Y. Giants, New Orleans, Pittsburgh

Monday's Game

New England 20, Buffalo 13


Monday's Games

Cleveland 117, Orlando 103

Charlotte 127, Sacramento 122, OT

Miami 95, New York 78

Minnesota 100, Philadelphia 95

Milwaukee 109, Detroit 88

San Antonio 98, Phoenix 84

Oklahoma City 111, Utah 89

Tuesday's Games

Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Boston at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m.

Chicago at Portland, 10 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


Monday's Games

Boston 4, Toronto 3, SO

St. Louis 2, Buffalo 1

N.Y. Rangers 3, Nashville 0

Philadelphia 3, Carolina 2, OT

Washington 1, Edmonton 0

Los Angeles 3, Florida 1

Colorado 4, Winnipeg 1

Tuesday's Games

Ottawa at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m.