Your Five Things For July 24th: Tigers Trade For Soria
1. Detroit Tigers Get Joakim Soria From Rangers
In a move last night the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers have agreed on a trade. The Detroit Tigers will get closer Joakim Soria for two minor league prospect including Corey Knebel. Soria is 1-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 17 saves. This is Soria's second season with Texas after leaving Kansas City. Knebel, who had 8.2 innings of Major League experience allowed 6 runs during that time. Each of those appearances were relief appearances. The Rangers will also get Jake Thompson, a minor league prospect. This deal is all pending physicals.
2. Tigers Take 2 Of 3 From Arizona; Head To California
The Detroit Tigers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday 11-5 behind power bats. Miguel Cabrera hit his 15th home run of the year and Austin Jackson got another 3 RBI's after going 2-5. Anibal Sanchez pitched 6.1 innings giving up 11 hits and 5 runs with 4 K's. The Tigers will now go to Anaheim and play the Angels in a 4 game series starting tonight at 10:05 PM.
3. Sidney Rice Is Retiring
In a report from Pro Football Talk, Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement at the age of 27. Rice had an ACL Tear last season and missed the 2nd half of the season. Seahawks general manager John Schneider said, “The entire organization would like to thank Sidney for his leadership over the past three seasons. His time as a Seahawks player displayed the core values that Pete and I aimed to bring to the program, and Sidney is a true champion. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.” Read Rice's comments and more here.
4. Former Tiger Suspended By MLB
Former Tiger and current outfielder of the San Diego Padres has been suspended 25 games by the MLB for performing-enhancing drug use. He tested positive for amphetamines. He was warned once by the MLB but found using the drugs. Read more about the suspension here.
5. Tour de France Coming To An End
With the Tour de France coming to an end, Poland's Rafal Majka won stage 17 for his second stage win of The Tour. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali still retains the lead and has over a 5 minute lead over the second place racer. The Tour will come to an end this Sunday as they head back to Paris.