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Soria set to suit up for Texas for first time Sunday

Soria set to suit up for Texas for first time Sunday

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Soria set to suit up for Texas for first time Sunday

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers will most likely activate reliever Joakim Soria on Sunday for the first time. Soria hasn't thrown since Thursday, when he pitched in consecutive games. He threw just 14 pitches combined in those appearances. Soria threw seven scoreless innings in as many outings while rehabbing, allowing just one hit with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Soria hasn't pitched in a Major League game since September 11, 2011. He's recovering from Tommy John surgery on April 3, 2012, forcing him to miss all of last season.

"We're confident in his ability to get outs, and he [doesn't lack confidence]," manager Ron Washington said. "The only one that matters is his confidence, not mine or yours. You won't know until he starts facing big league hitters, but he definitely did what he had to do against those young kids in Double-A, and those older kids he faced in Triple-A. He destroyed them. He's a Major League pitcher, and he just destroyed them."

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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