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Top Jose Soriano News

  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Notches hold Saturday

    Soriano earned a hold against the Mets on Saturday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters over two scoreless innings.

    Soriano had worked exactly one frame in each of his past seven outings coming into Saturday, but he was tasked with covering two against the Mets with the Angels hanging onto a narrow lead. The rookie reliever was up to the task, retiring the side in order in the seventh inning and working around a hit-by-pitch and a single to keep New York off the scoreboard in the eighth. Soriano has emerged as a key piece of the Angels' bullpen since being called up in early June, posting a 2.81 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 44:20 K:BB over 32 innings while frequently pitching in high-leverage situations. He ranks second on the team with 13 holds on the campaign.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Notches 10th hold

    Soriano earned a hold against the Giants on Monday, striking out one batter in a perfect inning.

    Soriano got the eighth frame in a game that the Angels led 3-2 at the time. The right-hander got the job done, retiring the side in order on 12 pitches, but closer Carlos Estevez melted down in the ninth as San Francisco came back for the win. Manager Phil Nevin hasn't hesitated to use Soriano in a high-leverage role throughout his rookie campaign, as the reliever has tallied 10 holds in 21 appearances. He's impressed with a 14.0 K/9, 3.24 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 25 frames.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Yet to be scored upon

    Soriano earned a hold against the Rangers on Thursday, striking out two batters in a perfect inning.

    Soriano got the call in the eighth frame in a close contest, emphasizing how quickly he's ascended the bullpen pecking order. Part of that rise is due to injuries to Ben Joyce (elbow) and Matt Moore (oblique), but Soriano has certainly earned his manager's trust as well. The rookie right-hander has yet to surrender a run in six big-league appearances, yielding just one hit and posting a 10:2 K:BB over seven innings. He's picked up five holds in those six outings, so he's worth a look in fantasy leagues that count that category, especially while Moore and Joyce remain out.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Hurls scoreless frame in MLB debut

    Soriano worked a scoreless inning against the Astros on Saturday, allowing one walk and striking out one batter.

    Soriano earned his first call-up to the majors after posting a 4.24 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 31:16 K:BB over 23.1 innings at Double-A this season. The right-hander faced a challenge against the heart of Houston's lineup in his debut outing, but he worked around a one-out walk to Alex Bregman to fire a scoreless frame. Soriano has the strikeout stuff -- including a high-90-s fastball -- to eventually work as a high-leverage reliever, but he's unlikely to see many such opportunities in his initial stint in the majors.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Recalled to MLB bullpen

    Soriano was recalled Saturday from Double-A Rocket City, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    Soriano will get his first taste of MLB action at age 24, presumably operating as a low-leverage bullpen option for the Angels. He had pitched to a 4.24 ERA with 31 strikeouts through 23.1 innings this season at the Double-A level.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Sent down to minor-league camp

    The Angels optioned Soriano to minor-league camp Saturday.

    Soriano is a member of the Angels' 40-man roster but wasn't a serious candidate to make the Opening Day club as a pitcher that hasn't advanced past Low-A so far. The right-hander will likely report to Double-A Rocket City and could help the Angels bullpen at some point down the line if he shows the ability to command his arsenal on a more consistent basis.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Team uncertain about future role

    The Angels haven't yet decided whether to develop Soriano as a starter or reliever, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

    Soriano was once an intriguing pitching prospect, but he's undergone two Tommy John surgeries since 2020 and tossed only 13 minor-league innings last season. While he's on the Angels' 40-man roster, the right-hander isn't likely to ascend to the big leagues this season. The Angels are understandably unsure about Soriano's future role given his lack of game action over the past four seasons, though manager Phil Nevin left the door open for him to develop as a starter, saying, "You can see him coming in and blowing it out for one inning or if he can sustain it and he can go for five, six innings, then obviously that's a great spot for him too."

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Joins 40-man roster

    Soriano was added to the Angels' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Soriano made only seven appearances between rookie ball and Single-A during the 2022 campaign, as he was sidelined for the first four months of the season while he rehabbed from Tommy John surgery. The Angels moved him to the 40-man roster in order to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Settles at Single-A

    Triple-A Salt Lake reinstated Soriano (elbow) from its 60-day injured list Thursday and assigned him to Single-A Inland Empire.

    Soriano is healthy again after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June, but the Angels will let him build back up at Single-A before potentially having him return to Salt Lake in September. Over his five outings this season -- one with Inland Empire and four in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League -- Soriano has compiled an 0.93 ERA and 1.03 WHIP across 9.2 innings.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Begins rehab assignment

    Soriano (elbow) struck out two and navigated around two hits and two walks over two scoreless innings in his first rehab appearance Thursday for the Angels' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate.

    Soriano is back in action again after he underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-June of last year. His surgery was a revision of the previous Tommy John operation he underwent in February 2020, which may explain why he was able to make a quicker return to the mound than is typically associated with the procedure. Soriano, who is on Triple-A Salt Lake's 60-day injured list, will likely make several more appearances in the lower levels of the minors before debuting for the Angels' top affiliate.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Placed on 60-day IL

    Triple-A Salt Lake placed Soriano (elbow) on its 60-day injured list Tuesday.

    Soriano underwent revision Tommy John surgery in June 2021 and is unlikely to pitch this season since the procedure carries a 16-month recovery timetable. The right-hander was designated for assignment by the Pirates and returned to the Angels in mid-November.

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  • Angels' Jose Soriano: Returned to Angels

    The Pirates designated Soriano (elbow) for assignment and returned him to the Angels on Sunday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    The Rule 5 pick from a year ago is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and is unlikely to pitch in 2022. Soriano's only professional action since 2019 was the pair of rehab games he pitched this past May before re-injuring his elbow, so he'll be coming off a nearly four-year hiatus if he returns and pitches again.

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  • Pirates' Jose Soriano: Designated for assignment

    Soriano (elbow) was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Sunday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Soriano will likely miss the 2022 season after he underwent revision Tommy John surgery in mid-June, and he'll now be cast off the 40-man roster. The right-hander was selected by the Pirates in the Rule 5 draft in 2020 but hasn't yet progressed past the High-A level.

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  • Pirates' Jose Soriano: Undergoes another surgery

    Soriano (elbow) underwent revision Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Soriano underwent Tommy John surgery in February of 2020 and had been recovering since then. He began a rehab assignment in mid-May but suffered a setback in early June after he experienced some discomfort in his surgically repaired right elbow. The right-hander will now face a 16-month recovery timetable following Tuesday's procedure, so he'll likely miss the entire 2022 campaign.

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  • Pirates' Jose Soriano: Slated for second opinion

    Soriano will receive a second opinion after recent exams revealed new damage to his reconstructed UCL, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Soriano was recently removed from his rehab assignment after he experienced discomfort in his right elbow, and his second opinion could help determine the severity of his issue. The right-hander will likely be shut down for at least a couple of weeks, but a better idea of his status could be revealed once the results of his second examination are known.

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  • Pirates' Jose Soriano: Incurs setback with elbow

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Thursday that Soriano has been removed from his rehab assignment after experiencing some renewed discomfort in his surgically repaired right elbow, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Soriano, who is working back from the Tommy John procedure he underwent in February 2020, will be evaluated in Pittsburgh in the coming days before the team decides on his next course of treatment. At the very least, Soriano will likely be shut down for at least a couple of weeks, which could be enough to delay his return from the 60-day injured list until after the All-Star break.

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  • Pirates' Jose Soriano: Begins rehab assignment

    Soriano (elbow) began a rehab assignment with Low-A Bradenton on Thursday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    The Pirates grabbed Soriano in the Rule 5 draft despite the fact that he was still working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's still on the 60-day injured list and may need a lengthy rehab assignment before he's ready to make his big-league debut, but the Pirates will have to keep him on the active roster once that's done or offer him back to the Angels.

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  • Pirates' Jose Soriano: Nearing rehab assignment

    Soriano (elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment in 5-to-7 days, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Soriano underwent Tommy John surgery in February 2020 but will soon be able to pitch in the minors as another step in his recovery process. The right-hander has been throwing simulated games recently but won't be able to be activated from the 60-day injured list until early June.

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  • Pirates' Jose Soriano: Ready for sim games

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Soriano (elbow) is approaching the simulated-game stage of his throwing progression, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Soriano opened the season on the 60-day injured list while he works through the latter portion of his rehab program from February 2020 Tommy John surgery. He's been able to throw side sessions in recent weeks without any new discomfort, so the Pirates plan to have him face hitters in the near future. After being selected by the Pirates in December's Rule 5 draft, Soriano must spent at least 90 days on the active roster in 2021, or else the Pirates will have to return him to the Angels.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 25
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R