Joakim Soria Injury Update: Tommy John Surgery Successful For Royals Closer

The Kansas City Royals are glad they bolstered the bullpen this offseason because the biggest injury news to come out of spring training for the Royals this year is the loss of Joakim Soria to Tommy John surgery. KC should be without their long-time closer for 2012, which means that signings like Jonathan Broxton take on added importance. Luckily for Soria’s long-term prognosis, the word is that the surgery went well.

Dick Kaegel reports, “Soria underwent Tommy John surgery by specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. This was the second reconstructive procedure on the closer’s right elbow, but the medical team reported no issues because of the prior surgery.”

Frank Jobe performed the surgery and it appears everything was fine. Kaegel notes, ‘According to a Royals’ spokesman, the medical team ’couldn’t have been more pleased’ after Soria’s surgery."

Greg Holland and Broxton are expected to hold down closer duties while Soria is out.

For all news and information regarding the Kansas City Royals, please visit Royals Review.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.