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Rangers Rumors: Geovany Soto could return

The Texas Rangers have some holes to fill coming off one of their worst seasons in recent memory. Injuries were riddled across the lineup and the once potent Rangers offense became punch-less. While they will be getting some healthy bats back this year - Prince Fielder being the biggest one - they still need to add some depth. One player that may be on their radar is the return...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers among teams in talks with catcher Geovany Soto

The Texas Rangers are among five to six other teams “in talks” with catcher Geovany Soto, according to Chris Cotillo of  MLBDailyDish.com. A “reunion” between the Texas Rangers and Geovany Soto, who played for the Rangers in 2013 and 2014 seems possible, according to Cotillo. In 2014, Soto appeared in only 10 games with the Rangers, mostly due to a meniscus tear in his left...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Where should teams look for help at catcher?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Playoff Predictions: You Don't Have To Like It To Win

No Sir, I Do Not Like ItSo I'm 2-0 on the one-day crapshoots, and man alive, did it hurt. My A's didn't lose the slow burn 4-2 Not Enough Offense game; instead, they went down 8-7 with their best and most experienced SP on the mound, mostly because the opposition blooped in a half dozen lucky hits, then ran the bases like a relay team against poor Derek Norris, who will probably...
Via Five Tool Tool
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ex-Cubs Factor Is Alive and Well

In the aftermath of last night’s marathon Wild Card game between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics, many have been trying to pinpoint where the Athletics went wrong. . Some have cited the Yoenis Cespedes- Jon Lester as where it all went wrong, a few others have cited a lack of chemistry on a club that was deeply altered over the month of July, and lastly, some see the...
Via Sports Mockery
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: A Semi-Defense of the Yordano Ventura Decision

The Kansas City Royals just won the American League Wild Card, and advanced to the postseason for the first time since 1985. Congratulations are in order, and yet, had Billy Butler’s baserunning blunder not indirectly led to Geovany Soto’s thumb injury — and the insertion of throwing-impaired catcher Derek Norris — we would probably be […]
Via Fangraphs
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The A's Lost, So I'm

The A's In Late InningsI'm all kinds of numb from this game, considering it was one of the most heart-breaking losses and excruciating experiences of my life as a fan... but, well, I write a blog and have to fill it and so on, and so on. Let's just get into it.> SP Jon Lester is, we are told and with all kinds of prior experience, a dominant post-season pitcher. So I didn't just...
Via Five Tool Tool
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A's catcher Geovany Soto leaves AL Wild Card Game because of injury

  Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto left Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals after hurting his left thumb in the first inning on a play at the plate. Soto got the start for Oakland over Derek Norris, even though he had never caught Jon Lester, because he had been swinging a hot bat and is better at dealing with base runners. The Royals...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Soto leaves AL wild-card game with injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto has left Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals with an apparent injury that he sustained in the second inning. Soto could be seen on television checking his left thumb in the dugout during the top of the third inning. Soto got the start for Oakland over Derek Norris, even though he had never caught Jon...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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, and...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  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, and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  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, and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels, strengthens grip on wild card

  Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top American League wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to highlight...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to highlight a six-run first...
Via Fox Sports West
September 23, 2014  |  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 City for the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels walk-off on Oakland in Game 1 of the series

In perhaps the most important series of the season so far, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and their one-game lead, squared up with the Oakland Athletics with the AL West hanging in the balance.C.J. Wilson and Sonny Gray were the starters, in the first of four.The Halos opened up the scoring in the top of the second inning, with RBI singles from Erick Aybar and Gordon Beckham...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 29, 2014  |  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

Athletics acquire Geovany Soto from the Rangers

The Texas Rangers just traded catcher Chris Gimenez to the Cleveland Indians and apparently they aren't finished trading catchers, as they have now traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Oakland Athletics. The move was first reported by Mark Madson and later confirmed by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.#453626210 / gettyimages.comSoto has been injured most of the 2014 season and last...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramos walks in winning run in 14th, lifts Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Carlos Ramos walked Adam Rosales with two outs in the 14th inning to force in the winning run and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Tuesday night. Ramos (2-5), the Rays' seventh pitcher, walked Rosales on four pitches, allowing pinch-running pitcher Nick Martinez to score. Texas' sixth pitcher, Scott Baker (1-3) earned the victory with two scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays manage just 7 in hits in dropping 14-inning contest to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Carlos Ramos walked Adam Rosales with two outs in the 14th inning to force in the winning run and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Tuesday night. Ramos (2-5), the Rays' seventh pitcher, walked Rosales on four pitches, allowing pinch-running pitcher Nick Martinez to score. Texas' sixth pitcher, Scott Baker (1-3) earned the victory with two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Soto from DL, releases Williams

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have activated catcher Geovany Soto from the disabled list and designated reliever Jerome Williams for assignment. Soto has been out since straining his right groin on July 21. Soto was in the lineup for Friday night's game against Houston. He's played just three games this year after missing the first part of the season following surgery to repair...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas activates Soto from DL, releases Williams

HOUSTON (AP) The Texas Rangers have activated catcher Geovany Soto from the disabled list and designated reliever Jerome Williams for assignment. Soto has been out since straining his right groin on July 21. Soto was in the lineup for Friday night's game against Houston. He's played just three games this year after missing the first part of the season following surgery to repair...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 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 C Gimenez from paternity leave to DFA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez has been removed from the paternity leave list and designated for assignment. The moves were announced Thursday, an off day for Texas. Rangers catcher Geovany Soto is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Friday before the opener of a weekend series in Houston. Gimenez went on paternity leave Monday, and remained...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto, Jake Smolinski, Jim Adduci

The Texas Rangers won Monday night against the New York Yankees, however they lost a little bit as well. According to T.R. Sullivan from MLB.com the Rangers lost Geovany Soto and Jake Smolinski. Both players are hoping their injuries are not serious. Also, Jim Adduci was activated from the disabled list on Monday.#180171863 / gettyimages.comGeovany SotoSoto left the game with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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