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Geovany Soto | Catcher | #18

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 11 (0) / CHC
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Geovany Soto (knee) expects to return from the disabled list when first eligible.
Soto was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 17 with a left knee injury, but an MRI showed no major structural damage. It's just inflammation. Jul 19 - 6:40 PM

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Angels placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 17, with left knee inflammation.

Soto just made it back from right knee surgery and now he's headed right back to the disabled list due to an issue with his other knee. Juan Graterol will take his place on the active roster and share playing time with Jett Bandy behind the plate.
Jul 18 - 7:01 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) is out of the Angels' lineup again Monday versus the Rangers.

Soto is currently dealing with some discomfort in his left knee. Jett Bandy is getting another start behind the dish.
Jul 18 - 6:21 PM

Geovany Soto was a late scratch from the Angels' lineup Sunday due to left knee discomfort.

Soto had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in May and now apparently is having issue with the other knee. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jett Bandy has taken Soto's place behind the plate.
Jul 17 - 2:34 PM

Geovany Soto went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against the White Sox on Friday.

Garcia missed a month and a half with a knee injury, but he's been effective while in the lineup this year, hitting .284 with an .811 OPS. He should have a little trade value this month if the Angels opt to go in that direction.
Jul 16 - 1:12 AM

Angels activated C Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list.

In a corresponding move, the club optioned Carlos Perez to Triple-A Salt Lake. That leaves the catching duties to Soto and rookie Jett Bandy for the foreseeable future. Prior to landing on the disabled list, Soto hit .283/.338/.483 with three homers and seven RBI in 67 plate appearances.
Jul 8 - 11:23 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) could be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

Soto is headed to Baltimore to meet the Angels. The catcher dealt with some stiffness in his surgically-repaired right knee during his rehab assignment but apparently is feeling better.
Jul 8 - 4:59 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) might not return until after the All-Star break.

The thought was that Soto could return this week, but he's still dealing with some stiffness and the Angels don't want to rush things. The veteran backstop has been sidelined since mid-May surgery to repair a torn right meniscus.
Jul 4 - 5:00 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Soto had surgery in mid-May to repair a torn right meniscus and now he's ready to get back into game action. He should return before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Jun 29 - 3:24 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) could begin a rehab assignment late next week.

It had been previously reported that he might begin one earlier this week. While that obviously didn't happen, Soto as been hitting, running, throwing and catching bullpen sessions and is nearing game action. He should return before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Jun 24 - 11:55 AM

Geovany Soto (knee) could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

Working his way back from surgery in mid-May to repair a torn right meniscus, Soto will be evaluated Sunday following a workout before possibly being cleared for game action. He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated.
Jun 19 - 10:26 AM

Geovany Soto (knee) has resumed throwing.

Soto underwent surgery in mid-May to repair a torn right meniscus, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that he's making "great strides" in his rehab process. He could be back by the end of the month.
Jun 6 - 8:56 PM

Angels placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right meniscus.

Soto will undergo surgery and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks in rehab, putting him in line for a late June return if there are no setbacks. Prior to his injury concern, the 33-year-old backstop was hitting a respectable .283/.338/.483 with three homers and seven RBI over 60 at-bats. This isn't a fantasy killer, though, as Carlos Perez should see the bulk of at-bats moving forward. The Angels have called up Jett Bandy to serve as a backup catching option.
May 18 - 7:08 PM

Geovany Soto went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI on Friday against the Rangers.

Soto socked a solo homer in the third inning before adding an RBI single in the fourth. The 33-year-old has played well when given the opportunity this season, batting .333 (9-for-27) with two home runs, one double, and six RBI over nine games. By the way, Carlos Perez has a rough .160/.222/.180 batting line through 17 games. Soto could find himself getting more playing time.
Apr 29 - 11:39 PM

Geovany Soto hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 win over the A's.

Soto finished the contest 2-for-4, but only one of those hits will be remembered. After A's closer Sean Doolittle walked C.J. Cron with one out in the ninth inning, Soto made him pay for his lack of control, belting his first homer of the season and boosting the Angels to a 5-4 lead (and eventual win). While the veteran backstop does have a bit of pop in his bat -- he has notched five seasons with double-digit home runs in his career, though his last came in 2012 -- he holds little fantasy value.
Apr 13 - 1:50 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Matt Shoemaker
4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra
9Jose Alvarez