Detroit Michigan. Detroit Tigers right handed relief pitcher Joakim Soria, 30, who was placed on the 15 day disabled list on August 10 due to a strain of his left oblique muscle remains unclear at this time.
Soria is eligible to be on the active roster of the Detroit Tigers since the 15 days he was on the disabled list have expired. The catch is that the recovery time from a strain oblique muscle can take from two to six weeks.
Soria has throwing baseball from a flat mound this week. The Tigers are hoping that Soria will be able to throw baseball from a pitching mound around next week. The Tigers do not want to rush Soria back to the pitching mound until he is completely healthy. Soria has a club option for the 2015 Major League Baseball season.
The Tigers are currently in second place in the American League Central Division two and half game behind the Kansas City Royals are the division leaders. The good news is that Soria will be able to pitch in some more baseball games for the Tigers before the conclusion of the 2014 baseball season.
Soria has pitched for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers since he made his debut in 2007. Soria was traded by the Texas Rangers on July 23 2014 to the Detroit Tigers for right handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.
The Rangers who are in contention to make the playoffs this baseball traded Soria to the Tigers who are in contention to make the playoffs so they could play their younger players for the rest of the 2014 baseball season so they can rebuild their franchise for the 2015 baseball season.
Soria could return to pitch for the Tigers around early or the middle of September.
News sources: MLB.com, NBC Sports and Rotoworld