Royals closer Joakim Soria has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery for a second time, the Kansas City club announced on Friday.
The surgery will be performed on April 3 by elbow specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. Soria made the decision after considering his options for a few days.
"It's always a challenge, even the first time," Soria said in the Royals' clubhouse on Friday afternoon, "but right now, I'm feeling good. My mind is clear now, and I've just got to work hard, even harder than I was before, to get better and get out of this."