Multiple reports have linked the Cubs to free agent right-hander Joakim Soria
According to multiple reports, the Cubs have shown interest in free agent RHP Joakim Soria. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are believed to be looking at ways to improve a rather weak bullpen. And Soria is reportedly one of the free agents the club has shown interest in signing this off-season.
Soria began last season on the South Side with the Sox. After posting a 0-3 record with 16 saves in 40 appearances with a 2.56 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, Soria was traded to the Brewers before the deadline.
Soria was more than serviceable for Milwaukee down the stretch. Soria was 3-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 26 games.
For the season, Soria was 3-4 with a 3.12 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 66 appearances for the White Sox and Brewers. Soria allowed 24 runs, 21 earned, on 53 hits with 16 walks and 75 strikeouts. Only six free passes with 26 strikeouts during his time with the Brewers.
Soria turns 35 in May. In his 11-year big league career, mostly in the American League, Soria owns a 31-35 record with 220 saves, a 2.88 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 639 games, all in relief.