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Joakim Soria throws off mound for first time since Tommy John surgery

Feb 11, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

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Joakim Soria may not be ready to join the Rangers’ bullpen until late May or early June, but he took a major step today in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery.

Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Soria threw off a mound today for the first time since going under the knife last April. He threw a total of 15 pitches without incident. Assuming no setbacks, the plan is for him to throw every other day for the next 15 days.

The Rangers added Soria over the winter on a two-year, $8 million contract with a club option for a third year. Once he’s back to full health, he’s expected to operate as a set-up man for closer Joe Nathan.

  1. dondada10 - Feb 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    I still don’t know how I feel about this deal. It won’t be hard to accrue 8 million in value over 1.5 years, but still: two Tommy John’s. Brian Wilson is flopping in the wind because of two Tommy John’s.

  2. biasedhomer - Feb 12, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    One of the more unwise contracts handed out this off season.
    Even more scary though is having a combo of Soria and Nathan on the backend of your bullpen, both have undergone major surgeries within the past few years.

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