Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/3/12
Getting Geovany Soto back in the fold isn't the big splash the Texas Rangers are hoping to make this offseason, but at least its a start. Soto agreed to a one-year deal with the club Sunday night, according to a source. The deal is pending physical. The club didnt offer Soto a contract at the non-tender deadline Friday but was still interested in bringing him back. Keeping Soto alleviates some of the catching concerns for Texas, which currently has just Luis Martinez and Konrad Schmidt on its 40-man roster. Soto has caught at least 92 games every year since 2008 although his offensive production has waned since his breakout rookie season with the Chicago Cubs in 2008. Between the Cubs and Rangers in 2012, Soto hit just .198 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI. After being acquired by Texas on July 31, he played in 47 games and hit .196 with five home runs and 25 RBIs. The addition of Soto doesnt take Texas out of the market for a catcher. The club met with free agent Mike Napoli last week in Texas.
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