Pirates get RH Joakim Soria from Tigers for minor leaguer

Jul 30, 2015 7:37 PM by Ross Field

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Pirates have made another move to upgrade their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Tigers for a minor leaguer.

The 31-year-old Soria was 3-1 with 23 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 43 appearances with Detroit this season. He didn't allow a run in 13 of his last 14 appearances. The deal was made a few hours after the Pirates got versatile reliever Joe Blanton from Kansas City for cash.

Pittsburgh gave up infielder JaCoby Jones. They will have to make a move to create a roster spot when Soria joins the team, which opened a four-game series in Cincinnati on Thursday.

The Tigers also dealt away All-Star left-hander David Price to Toronto earlier Thursday.

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