GEOVANY SOTO RUMORS & GOSSIP
With more catchers coming off the market, the Rangers are looking at Kurt Suzuki to partner with Geovany Soto behind the plate for them in 2014.
Suzuki was the Athletics starting catcher from 2008-12 before being traded to the Nationals. The Athletics then acquired him on Aug 23, this past season. Suzuki is considered an excellent defensive catcher who handles pitchers well. He...
Free agency opened only Oct. 30, when Koji Uehara struck out former TCU star Matt Carpenter for the final out of the World Series.
Players have been free to negotiate with all teams only since Tuesday, when their 2013 team’s five-day exclusive window closed.
In other words, the off-season is still in its infancy. It’s far too early for a player to eliminate a potential suitor...
The Texas Rangers re-signed catcher Geovany Soto on Tuesday and announced that they play to use him as their primary catcher for the 2014 season.
“We signed him with the expectation that he will be our regular, our primary catcher in 2014,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “I think we’ve got a lot of Rangers pitchers who are going to be very happy about that...
The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has signed free agent catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year contract for the 2014 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, per club policy.
Soto, who will turn 31 in January, batted .245 with 9 home runs, 9 doubles, and 22 RBI in 54 games/49 starts for the Rangers last season, including a .324 (23-71) average after the All-Star break...
The Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $3.05 million contract with Geovany Soto, with the expectation for him to be their regular catcher next season.
Soto was mainly a backup to A.J. Pierzynski this year, though he became the primary catcher for Rangers ace Yu Darvish the second half of the season.
''He's done a tremendous job with our pitching staff,'' manager...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2013
The Texas Rangers are bringing back one of their catchers, re-signing Geovany Soto to a one-year deal worth $3.05 million plus incentives. Texas GM Jon Daniels said that the team intends for Soto to be the team's primary catcher in 2014, seemingly spelling the end for a possible AJ Pierzynski return to Arlington.
In 2013, Soto was Pierzynski's primary backup and was impressive...
The Texas rangers have re-signed catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year deal worth $3.05 million.
Soto served as the backup to A.J. Pierzynski last season hitting .245 in limited playing time.
The Rangers will continue to shop the catchers market this winter which should allow them to keep Soto in a backup role going forward.
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that catcher Geovany Soto is staying with the Texas Rangers and has agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract.
Soto's agreement allows him to earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not yet been announced.
Soto, who turns 30 next month...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2012
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...
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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...
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July 31, 2012