Joakim Soria is heading to the Diamondbacks’ diamond…
The 36-year-old Mexican veteran professional baseball pitcher has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, pending a physical, according to multiple media reports.
Soria can also earn $500,000 in performance incentives.
The two-time MLB All-Star will be pitching for his eighth MLB team.
The right-hander spent the past two years with the Oakland Athletics and finished with a 2.82 ERA in 22 appearances during the abbreviated 2020 season.
Soria’s deal was the first notable move by the Diamondbacks during a quiet offseason.
Arizona is coming off a disappointing last-place finish in the National League West. The D-backs don’t have a clear-cut closer for the upcoming season, and Soria could be in the mix for the job along with holdovers like Stefan Crichton and Kevin Ginkel.