The Texas Rangers were decimated by pitching injuries during their 2012 Wild Card run, and general manager Jon Daniels could be looking to add bullpen depth; the club is reportedly interested in free agent closer Joakim Soria.
Soria, who missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, has spent his entire major-league career in Kansas City. He has amassed a career 13-15 record with 160 saves, a 2.93 FIP, and 341 strikeouts in 315⅓ innings. Until 2011, he served as the Royals' closer. The team then moved him out of the ninth-inning role due to ineffectiveness. His record for the 2011 season was 5-5 with 28 saves in 60⅓ innings, but he posted a 3.53 FIP, the worst of his career.
Now 28, the right-hander is said to be looking for opportunities to close games out again, though he has said he would be willing to be the set-up man to Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. If the Rangers choose to keep Neftali Feliz as a starter when he recovers from his own Tommy John surgery, Texas could have a spot in the back of its bullpen open for Soria.