Joakim Soria

Mexican baseball player

Joakim Soria (born May 18, 1984 in Monclova, Mexico)[1] is a Major League Baseball (MLB) relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. He was with the Kansas City Royals from 2007 to 2012, and was an All-Star twice for the Royals. He was nicknamed "The Mexicutioner",[2] but in February 2011, he said that he does not want to be called that anymore because of violence in Mexico.[3]

Joakim Soria
Soria with the Texas Rangers
Detroit Tigers – No. 38
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-05-18) May 18, 1984 (age 39)
Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
April 4, 2007, for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record16–19
Earned run average2.58
Career highlights and awards

Major League Baseball career change

Soria played in his Major League Baseball game in 2007 for the Royals.[4] In 2008, he was selected to the MLB All Star Game for the first time. Soria earned 42 saves in the 2008 season, which was the second highest number of saves among American League pitchers.

References change

  1. "Joakim Soria Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | Team". Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  2. "Soria heading to All-Star Game | News". Archived from the original on July 10, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  3. "Spring training 2011: Kansas City Royals' Joakim Soria wants to get rid of 'Mexicutioner' nickname - ESPN". Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  4. "Joakim Soria Statistics and History -". Retrieved April 27, 2010.