Relief pitcher Joakim Soria has a 4.96 ERA in 17 appearances in his first season back with the Royals. He has suffered from a cluster of frustrating bad luck — compounded by a poor start to the season — and a curious deluge of balks. Manager Ned Yost says umpires are targeting Soria.
Relief pitcher Joakim Soria has a 4.96 ERA in 17 appearances in his first season back with the Royals. He has suffered from a cluster of frustrating bad luck — compounded by a poor start to the season — and a curious deluge of balks. Manager Ned Yost says umpires are targeting Soria. File photo by Tony Dejak The Associated Press
Relief pitcher Joakim Soria has a 4.96 ERA in 17 appearances in his first season back with the Royals. He has suffered from a cluster of frustrating bad luck — compounded by a poor start to the season — and a curious deluge of balks. Manager Ned Yost says umpires are targeting Soria. File photo by Tony Dejak The Associated Press

Royals’ Joakim Soria on recent struggles: ‘I’ve never been in this type of situation in my entire life’

May 11, 2016 07:34 PM