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Rangers send Joakim Soria to Tigers

Updated: July 24, 2014, 3:47 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers traded closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers for two pitching prospects Wednesday night.

The deal is pending physicals and sends rookie right-hander Corey Knebel and right-handed minor league prospect Jake Thompson to Texas.

Knebel will be assigned to Triple-A Round Rock, with Thompson going to Double-A Frisco.

"Corey Knebel is a big physical right-handed guy with back of the bullpen speed and demeanor," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels ...

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