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Geovany Soto | Catcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish writes that a reunion between the Rangers and catcher Geovany Soto is possible.
The Rangers traded Soto to the Athletics in late August, but they need someone to pair with Robinson Chirinos next season. The market is rather thin, so they could turn to a familiar face. Cotillo writes that 5-6 teams are interested in Soto. Dec 1 - 5:33 PM

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According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, there are 5-6 teams interested in Geovany Soto.

Soto missed the entire first half of the 2014 season due to a knee injury and he batted just .250/.302/.363 in 24 games between the Rangers and A's when he finally did return. The 31-year-old catcher should come cheap this winter. He's a shadow of the player who put up an .890 OPS for the Cubs in 2010.
Dec 1 - 2:02 PM

Geovany Soto left Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Royals with a left thumb injury.

Soto injured the thumb while making a tag at home plate in the bottom of the first inning. He remained in the game for a bit longer but eventually had to exit. The A's should update his status after the game, but it's possible he won't be able to play in the ALDS if the A's advance. Derek Norris replaced him behind the plate.
Sep 30 - 9:03 PM

Geovany Soto went 1-for-3 with three RBI in a win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Soto drew a bases-loaded walk in the third inning, driving in a run, before swatting a two-run double in the fifth. The production was welcomed from Soto, who has just five hits in 25 at-bats since coming to the A's in a trade. Soto is hitting .222/.290/.349 overall.
Sep 21 - 9:36 PM

Geovany Soto (back) said Tuesday that he's "good to go."

Soto left Friday's game due to back spasms but has apparently made the necessary progress in recent days. He's not starting Tuesday but will be available off the bench.
Sep 16 - 6:22 PM

Geovany Soto told reporters Saturday that his back is already beginning to feel better.

Soto left Friday's game against the Mariners with back spasms and is not playing Saturday. The A's might also rest him on Sunday, but he should be good to go for Tuesday's series-opener against the Rangers.
Sep 13 - 8:56 PM

Geovany Soto left Friday's game against the Mariners due to back spasms.

The A's have a third catcher in Bryan Anderson, but they chose to put DH Derek Norris behind the plate after Soto exited. He's likely day-to-day, but it's another blow to Oakland's catching depth with Stephen Vogt and John Jaso sidelined.
Sep 13 - 12:33 AM

Athletics acquired C Geovany Soto from the Rangers for cash considerations.

The Athletics already have a very muddled catching situation with Derek Norris, Stephen Vogt and John Jaso already in the mix, but Soto brings defensive prowess that none of that trio can match. His playing time will take a hit though, and with it goes any fantasy value that he may have carried in Texas.
Aug 24 - 4:35 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Athletics have acquired Geovany Soto from the Rangers.

Soto was a late scratch from Sunday's game, and now we know the reasoning behind it. There's no word on what the Rangers will receive in return, but it won't be much. Soto is entering a crowded situation, as the A's already have Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt available to catch. However, Soto is probably the best defender of the group.
Aug 24 - 3:14 PM

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

Soto has been out the last couple weeks with a strained right groin. He'll receive the lion's share of starts behind the dish for the Rangers.
Aug 8 - 4:29 PM

Geovany Soto (groin) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

Soto has picked up two hits over his first five at-bats for Round Rock. He's shooting to return from the DL on Friday. Soto has been out the last couple weeks with a strained right groin.
Aug 3 - 8:24 AM

Rangers placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Soto lasted just three games on the Rangers' active roster. He missed the first three-and-a-half months of the 2014 season following knee surgery and will now likely be sidelined through mid-August. Robinson Chirinos will again serve as the primary catcher in Texas.
Jul 22 - 3:46 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Eric Sogard
2Nick Punto
SS1Marcus Semien
2Andy Parrino
3Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Sam Fuld
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2John Jaso
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Pomeranz
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5R.J. Alvarez
6Fernando Abad
7Evan Scribner
8Drew Pomeranz
9Eury de la Rosa
10Kendall Graveman
11Pat Venditte