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Joakim Soria a Risk Worth Taking for New York Yankees Bullpen

Andrew Marchand reported Monday that former All-Star closer Joakim Soria would be “elated” to come to the New York Yankees to work as a setup man for Mariano Rivera.

Soria was an All-Star in 2008 and again in 2010 while closing for the Kansas City Royals. He missed all of the 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Last month, the Royals declined Soria’s $8 million option for 2013, which made Soria a free agent.

Prior to the injury, Soria was one of the best closers in baseball. He averaged 36 saves a season from 2008-11. He struggled a bit in 2011, but he had hamstring problems. Then ligament damage was found in his elbow during spring training in March.

At age 28, Soria would be a good ...

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