CLEVELAND -- The Kansas City Royals have activated right-hander
Joakim Soria (WAH-keem' SOAR'-e-uh) from the 15-day disabled list
optioned right-hander Ryan Braun to Triple-A Omaha.
Soria was placed on the D-L May 26th with shoulder inflammation.
He is 1-and-2 with a 3.57 E-R-A and is 10-for-13 in save
opportunities. Soria has appeared in 21 games.
Soria was claimed from San Diego in the Rule Five Draft in
December. He'll pitch primarily in the setup role because the
Royals want to use right-hander Octavio Dotel as a closer.
Dotel has had elbow problems the past two seasons but he
recorded his second save of the season last night against
Cleveland. His save against Tampa Bay last Friday was his first in
two years while pitching for Oakland.
Braun had no record and a 7.24 E-R-A in ten appearances.
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