Jul 12, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Joakim Soria (28) delivers a pitch to the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade: Detroit Tigers acquire Joakim Soria from Texas Rangers

The MLB Trade Deadline is right around the corner and deals are beginning to be made left and right as the trade chips continue to fly.

There seems to be a market for relief pitching — specifically closers — and the trading of Huston Street to the Los Angeles Angels has set in motion the market which now has the Detroit Tigers getting in on the action.

According to Fox Sports as well as 97.1FM’s Kyle Bogenschutz, the Detroit Tigers are going to acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.

That first report was then confirmed by Fox Sports insider Jon Morosi who stated that the Tigers will indeed be acquiring Soria from the Texas Rangers.

The trade was one that the Tigers looked like they could be interested in making a while back but they held off until now to pull the triggers on Soria. There was interest in other pitchers on the market and then reported doubt that Detroit would even make a move, but the acquisition of Soria gives Detroit a powerful arm in the bullpen who knows AL Central like the back of his hand.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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