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Royals' Joakim Soria out for season

Updated: March 23, 2012, 3:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the season.

The surgery is scheduled for April 3.

Soria made the decision Friday after being examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., for a third opinion. He had already been diagnosed with right elbow ligament damage by the Royals physicians and Dr. Lewis Yocum, who will perform the surgery in Los Angeles.

Soria left the game Sunday against Cleveland ...

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