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Geovany Soto | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Geovany Soto left Monday's game versus the Yankees due to tightness in his right groin.
Soto pulled up gimpy as he scored a run in the top of the sixth inning. The Rangers should provide an update on their catcher after the game. Robinson Chirinos will be in line for increased playing time if Soto is out for a while. Jul 21 - 9:39 PM

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Rangers activated C Geovany Soto from the 60-day disabled list.

Soto missed the entire first half following March knee surgery, but he's finally ready to make his season debut. He'll split playing time with Robinson Chirinos behind the plate now that he's back to full health.
Jul 17 - 5:15 PM

The Rangers will activate Geovany Soto (knee) this weekend, FOX Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

Soto has been on a rehab assignment since July 4, and his first game action over the weekend will also be his first this season. He had surgery in late March for a torn meniscus. Soto and Robinson Chirinos will split time behind the dish for the Rangers going forward.
Jul 16 - 6:47 PM

Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces.

Soto was pulled over for speeding before the marijuana was discovered. He is free on a $500 bail. The Rangers declined to comment on the arrest other than to say they're "aware of the situation." Soto is currently on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from knee surgery.
Jul 11 - 2:44 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) went 0-for-2 and threw out a pair of runners attempting to steal in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

The veteran backstop has missed the entire season after undergoing knee surgery in March, but is finally making tangible progress toward a return. He's expected to rejoin the Rangers immediately following the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 3:08 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Round Rock.

Soto has been out all season following left knee surgery in March, but the hope is that he'll finally be ready to make his season debut on July 18. Given the team's current options, it will be interesting to see if he gets time at first base in addition to behind the plate.
Jun 30 - 5:23 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) caught a bullpen session for Nick Tepesch on Sunday and has begun taking live batting practice as he continues to work his way back from March's knee surgery.

As long as he continues to progress, he should be cleared to rejoin the Rangers shortly after the All-Star break. The veteran backstop could be an interesting power option in deeper two-catcher mixed leagues.
Source: WFAA Sports
Jun 29 - 8:33 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) squatted and caught pitches Friday for the second time in the past three days.

Soto, who had left knee surgery back in March, will try catching for the second straight day on Saturday. He's beginning to make encouraging progress, but the Rangers aren't expecting him back until after the All-Star break.
Jun 21 - 9:57 AM

Rangers placed C Geovany Soto on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

Soto had surgery last week and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks. J.P. Arencibia will be the team's regular catcher in the meantime.
Mar 30 - 3:26 PM

Geovany Soto underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday.

Soto had a torn lateral meniscus repaired and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks. J.P. Arencibia figures to carry most of the load behind the plate during his absence, but Robinson Chirinos should receive playing time.
Mar 26 - 2:58 PM

Geovany Soto has been diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks.

It's already been a rough spring for the Rangers, and here's another punch in the gut. Soto is likely to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the tear and probably won't be ready to join the active major league roster until sometime in June. J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos are the Rangers' backup options at catcher.
Mar 24 - 11:53 AM

Geovany Soto will undergo what is being described as a "precautionary" MRI exam on his ailing right knee.

While the Rangers say it's precautionary, any type of knee injury that requires an MRI at this stage of the spring certainly puts his availability for Opening Day in jeopardy. With Robinson Chirinos tearing the cover off the ball this spring, and J.P. Arencibia struggling, the Rangers catching situation could get very interesting in the coming days.
Mar 23 - 7:38 PM

Geovany Soto (foot) hopes to make his Cactus League debut as soon as Saturday.

Soto has been hitting and will catch a live batting practice on Tuesday. The catcher underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left foot two weeks ago but is expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 10 - 9:21 PM

Geovany Soto (foot) has progressed to hitting off a tee.

Soto recently shed his walking boot, at which time he was able to resume cardio workouts, but this is the first report of Soto doing baseball activities. There's still no timetable for his return to games, but the Rangers have said nothing to suggest he still won't be ready for the start of the regular season.
Mar 5 - 8:58 PM

Geovany Soto has had the walking boot on his surgically-repaired left foot removed.

Soto is now allowed to resume cardio workouts, though it's not clear when he'll be ready for baseball activities. He's only a week removed from surgery but is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 2 - 11:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3Chris Gimenez
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Scott Baker
7Nick Martinez
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Alexi Ogando
3Neal Cotts
4Tanner Scheppers
5Shawn Tolleson
6Neftali Feliz
7Ryan Feierabend
8Roman Mendez
9Joseph Ortiz
10Pedro Figueroa