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GEOVANY SOTO RUMORS & GOSSIP

A's put Geovany Soto behind plate for AL Wild Card Game vs. Royals

  Oakland Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Soto to catch A's Lester to combat Royals' speed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners,...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Geovany Soto exits with back spasms

Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto exited the A's Friday 4-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners in the third inning with back spasms, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com. Derek Norris moved from DH to catcher, meaning that A's pitcher Jason Hammel batted for himself in the 4th inning, reaching base on an error. The loss left the A's only ½ game ahead of Seattle and Kansas...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  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 On-Base Talk
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...
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 get C Soto from Cubs for pitcher or cash

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs for right-hander Jake Brigham and a player to be named or cash. Soto was expected to be in uniform Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. To make room on the roster, the Rangers designated catcher Yorvit Torrealba (yohr-VEET' tohr-ee-AL'-bah) for assignment. The 29-year-old Soto was the NL...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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