Per multiples sources on Twitter, Joakim Soria has been pulled from tonight's game -- should it ever resume play -- as he has been traded to the Detroit Tigers.
In exchange, the Rangers have received pitchers Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. Knebel, thus far in the minors, has been a relief pitcher, and since being moved up to AAA this season, has put up a 1.96 ERA in 18.1 innings pitched. Thompson, a potential starter, has put up 6.0 innings in AA with an ERA of 3.0, and has advanced rather rapidly through Detroit's farm system to this point. As far as trades for immediate (2015) value and beyond, this one would seem to be a great deal by Jon Daniels and the front office.
Obviously, time will tell how well these two guys play out in the future in Texas, but if you were among those expecting Texas to make some moves, this would qualify as one of those moves, and for my part, I like the deal. Considering that Soria was a low-risk-high-reward signing a little over a year ago, the fact that Texas was able to flip him for some decent to good prospects is fantastic, and hopefully they'll add to some depth that might start contributing in 2015.
@aandro Love this trade for Texas. When it comes to upside, Rangers could be quite happy w/ this return.— Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks) July 24, 2014