Report: Red Sox, Rangers, Tigers interested in Joakim Soria

The Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have expressed interest in signing right-handed relief pitcher Joakim Soria, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com.

Boston, now with Dave Dombrowski on board, makes sense as a landing spot for Soria, given how the Red Sox are in need of bullpen help and with Dombrowki’s familiarity with Soria when the two were together in Detroit.

Detroit has been mentioned as a suitor for Soria since the offseason started and they are scheduled to meet with Soria’s agent at the GM Meetings, according to Tony Paul of the Detroit News.

Like Detroit, Soria has already pitched for the Rangers, so there is a comfort level for him in both places. It’s unclear how much interest the Rangers have expressed in Soria.

Soria, 31, is one of the top relievers available on the free agent market and he figures to land a solid multi-year contract on the open market. MLBTradeRumors.com projects Soria to land a three-year, $18 million deal.

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