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Joakim Soria done for season due to hamstring strain

Sep 25, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

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From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that Royals closer Joakim Soria is unlikely to pitch in the final four games of the season due to a hamstring strain that he suffered last weekend.

Soria was able to play catch on flat ground Friday without feeling discomfort, but the Royals’ medical staff needs to see him to throw consecutive bullpen sessions before giving their clearance and he simply won’t have enough time to pull that off.

Soria, 27, posted a career-worst 4.03 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 60 relief appearances this year, striking out 60 batters in 60 1/3 innings while issuing 17 walks. He finished with only 28 saves and even lost a longtime nickname, albeit for the right reasons.

  1. royalsfaninfargo - Sep 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Soria had a very bad start and that is reflected in the numbers. He did rebound pretty good. The Royals had a decent year with all the kids coming up and playing. They have a solid foundation, now its just wait until 2013! Btw, I remember a few postings on here about the Moose’s slow start. I haven’t seen any on here since he started hitting.

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