Friday, July 25
(Detroit, MI) -- The Detroit Tigers are getting some badly-needed help for their bullpen. The club has traded minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel to the Texas Rangers for closer Joakim Soria. Soria is a two-time All-Star and has notched 17 saves so far this season. Joe Nathan was signed by Detroit at the start of this season to be the closer, but has an Earned Run Average of 5.89 to go along with his 20 saves to date.