UPDATE: The Twins and Rangers are among some of the other teams showing interest in Soria, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN and Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com.
The Tigers are among the teams showing early interest in reliever Joakim Soria, according to a baseball source. Detroit has not yet made an offer to Soria, but will meet with his representatives at this weeks GM meetings in Boca Raton, Fla.
The market for Soria is expected to be robust, though it is unclear at this point whether the Pirates, who acquired him from the Tigers at the trade deadline in July, will be involved. Because free agency only officially opened last Friday, talks are considered preliminary at this point and free-agent markets are in early stages of development.
Soria, 31, spent a full year at the back end of the Tigers' bullpen, being acquired from the Rangers in a deadline deal in 2014 before being shipped to Pittsburgh a year later. He posted a 3.29 ERA in 56 appearances with Detroit, and appears to be one of the Tigers' top targets as they look to add bullpen help via free agency.
The Tigers are also showing early interest in former Orioles' reliever Darren O'Day, who is drawing significant interest at the GM meetings. The Nationals are among the early favorites to sign O'Day, according to reports.
Tony Paul of the Detroit News was the first to report that Soria's representatives would meet with the Tigers in Boca Raton.