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GEOVANY SOTO RUMORS & GOSSIP

FREE AGENT ALERT: Angels sign Geovany Soto

The Angels decided to get one final piece of business done Tuesday afternoon before breaking for the holiday weekend, signing veteran backstop Geovany Soto to a one-year, $2.8 million contract. The 32-year-old can’t be a platoon partner with Carlos Perez—they both hit from the right side—so he’ll likely fill the more traditional role of back-up catcher, stepping in when/if...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Atheltics Acquire Geovany Soto From Rangers

The Oakland Athletics have acquired veteran catcher Geovany Soto from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations, first reported by Chris Cotillo. Soto has managed to appear in just 10 games this season, due to a plethora of injury problems. Since his rookie season in 2008, in which he slashed .285/.364/.504 and won NL […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto activated

The Texas Rangers are 48 games away from ending a nightmarish season. At 45-69, they are 25 games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. The Rangers are a respectable 14th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, but 29th in ERA. Injuries have taken their toll, as 10 players are currently on the 60-day DL. There is a bit of good news, as catcher Geovany Soto has been activated...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Geovany Soto to be activated on Friday?

One of the few bright spots for the Texas Rangers this season has been their catching duo of Robinson Chirinos and most recently, Chris Gimenez. The latter especially has been instrumental in catching mercurial ace Yu Darvish. However, at the beginning of the season, Geovany Soto was supposed to be that starter after becoming Darvish's primary catcher at the end of last season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Catcher Geovany Soto Arrested For Marijuana Possession

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of marijuana possession in the town of Grapevine in northeast Tarrant County. Soto, 31, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces according to Sgt. Robert Eberling of the Grapevine Police Department. He was released on $500 bail. Soto has not played this season...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers catcher busted for pot possession

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. According to The Dallas Morning News, the 2008 National League Rookie of the Year was pulled over for speeding in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine. Friday, the injured Ranger, who is out of jail after posting $500 bond, issued a written statement. “I was stopped by Grapevine...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 11, 2014  |  2 Comments

Rangers' Soto to miss 10-12 weeks due to knee surgery

Texas manager Ron Washington's No. 1 message to his team when they began spring training last month was to remain healthy. The message has not been received well. Starting catcher Geovany Soto will miss 10-12 weeks after the team announced Monday that he will have surgery to repair torn meniscus in his right knee. The Soto news comes a day after the team lost starting second baseman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Geovany Soto needs an MRI

Geovany Soto left Sunday's Cactus League game in the second inning when his right leg locked up on him.  He was taken out of the game at that point and replaced by J.P. Arencibia.  From T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com:"He was able to walk off the field and to the clubhouse but was taken for an MRI."Rangers manager Ron Washington told media he was fine after the game but they haven...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down catchers in the AL West

If Geovany Soto returns to the Soto of 2008 the Texas Rangers are set at catcher this season. The problem with that is that it's 2014 and Soto hasn't been an everyday catcher since 2011, when he batted just .228 and played his way out of a starting role with the Cubs. The Rangers are hoping that Soto can carry the bulk of the load this season after making just 49 starts in 2013....
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers C Geovany Soto has surgery on left foot

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has had arthroscopic surgery to remove a small bone from his left foot. Soto had the surgery Saturday, a day after returning to Texas to be examined by a specialist for what the team had initially called an Achilles issue. What doctors determined instead was there was a bone putting pressure on a flexor tendon. Rangers assistant general manager...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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