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MLB Notes: Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria
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Updated: 11:54 p.m.

Trading Jonathan Papelbon just got tougher for the Phillies.

The Detroit Tigers, in need of a closer, acquired one late Wednesday night in Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor leaguers Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.

Soria saved 17 games with the Rangers this season to go with a 2.70 ERA, 42 strikeouts and four walks.

The news was first reported by Kyle Bogenschutz of Scout Media.

- CSNPhilly.com

Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman hits the DL -- again
DENVER -- The Washington Nationals have placed third baseman and outfielder Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

To take his place on the roster, the Nationals recalled infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Syracuse. He was available for Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

Zimmerman was injured in the sixth inning Tuesday night while running out a grounder. Manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman had an MRI on Wednesday and remains "pretty sore."

The 29-year-old Zimmerman missed 44 games with a fractured right thumb earlier this season.

The Nationals are 33-19 this year when Zimmerman is in the lineup. He's hitting .282 with five homers and 36 RBIs.

- The Associated Press

White Sox: Trade candidate Viciedo out
CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo was removed from the starting lineup just before Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals because of tightness in his lower left hamstring.

Viciedo had started 89 of the White Sox's past 92 games. He is 3 for 20 since the All-Star break.

Moises Sierra will take Viciedo's spot in the lineup and bat ninth. Since being added to the White Sox lineup on May 4, Sierra has made 25 starts in right field. He was 1 for 4 in the White Sox's 7-1 loss on Tuesday night.

- The Associated Press

Brewers: Milestone for Ramirez
MILWAUKEE -- Aramis Ramirez is playing his 2,000th major league game right back where it all started.

Ramirez made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 26, 1998, at old Milwaukee County Stadium at age 19. On Wednesday, the Brewers third baseman became the 14th active player to reach 2,000 games when he started at home against the Reds.

More than 16 years later, Ramirez has 366 career home runs and 1,322 RBIs. Not bad for someone who was 0 for 3 in his debut, a 3-2 loss to his current team.

Now 36, Ramirez was an All-Star this season, batting .284 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs.

Ramirez was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2003 and signed with Milwaukee as a free agent in 2011.

He says, "I've been blessed with good health."

- The Associated Press