Rangers sign Joakim Soria to 2-year deal

G. Newman Lowrance

After missing the entire 2012 season, Joakim Soria has landed a two-year deal with the Texas Rangers.

UPDATE: The Rangers have come to an agreement with Joakim Soria on a two-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:

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Original Post: The Texas Rangers and Joakim Soria are close to finishing a two-year deal that would bring the free agent reliever to the Rangers, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi.

Free-agent reliever Joakim Soria close to signing two-year deal with #Rangers, sources tell me and @jonmorosi.

The former Kansas City Royals closer proved to be one of baseball's most consistent and reliable relievers for the past several years. Soria, now 28 years of age, missed the entire 2012 season after suffering an injury prior to the start of the season that required Tommy John surgery.

The right-handed reliever is expected to miss the start of the 2013 season, too, while he continues to rehab from the surgery. However, Soria could still prove to be a fantastic pick-up and perhaps even a bargain, depending on how well he can come back from Tommy John surgery.

In other Rangers news, the team continues to pursue starting pitching and could look for a first baseman now that Mike Napoli is with the Boston Red Sox.

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