Royals closer Joakim Soria’s elbow surgery went well with no complications after undergoing Tommy John surgery by specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. This was the second surgery on the closer’s right elbow.
His first surgery was in 2003 by Dr. Frank Jobe, the originator of the procedure in 1974. According to the Royals’ website, team officials “couldn’t have been more pleased” after Soria’s surgery. Soria has 160 saves, 13 wins and a 2.40 ERA in five years with the Royals, and will miss at least this season.