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Royals Decline 2013 Club Option On Pitcher Joakim Soria

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the team has declined its 2013 option on right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria, making him a free agent.

Soria, 28, missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on April 3.  Acquired in the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 7, 2006, Soria is 13-15 with 160 saves and a 2.40 ERA in 298 career Major League outings, all for Kansas City. 

For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals Media Relations Department at (816) 921-8000.

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