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Geovany Soto | Catcher | #18

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 11 (0) / CHC

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White Sox declined catcher Geovany Soto's option for 2018, making him a free agent.
Soto lasted just 13 games for the White Sox last season because of an elbow injury. In 2016, he played 26 games with the Angels due to knee problems. He might be able to perform as a solid backup if he could somehow stay healthy, but since he can't be counted on, no one is going to sign him as a No. 2 catcher. Thu, Nov 2, 2017 04:13:00 PM

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Geovany Soto (elbow) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Soto is nearly 15 weeks removed from arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow but is still working on rebuilding strength. He's still hoping to make it back before the end of the season, but it doesn't seem terribly likely at this point.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 11:21:00 AM

White Sox transferred C Geovany Soto from the 10-day disabled list to 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Gregory Infante on the 40-man roster. Soto is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday and is expected to miss a minimum of 12 weeks.
Mon, May 15, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Geovany Soto (elbow) did not rule out the possibility of surgery.

Soto was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bout of right elbow inflammation on Wednesday. This is his second stint on the disabled list due to elbow concerns this season. A course of treatment has yet to be set out. Soto will likely go through additional tests before determining whether a drastic step such as that of surgery will be necessary.
Wed, May 10, 2017 05:03:00 PM

White Sox placed C Geovany Soto on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Soto also spent time on the disabled list in April with right elbow discomfort and will probably be sent for another round of tests to determine the cause. Kevan Smith has been recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to share time behind the plate with Omar Narvaez.
Wed, May 10, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Geovany Soto was scratched from the White Sox lineup Tuesday due to right elbow soreness.

It's the same issue that sent him to the disabled list last month. Omar Narvaez is starting at catcher and batting eighth on Tuesday night against the Twins.
Tue, May 9, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Geovany Soto was scratched from the White sox starting lineup on Tuesday.

No reason has been given. Omar Narvaez will start at catcher and bat eighth versus the Twins.
Tue, May 9, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Geovany Soto finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the White Sox fell to the Orioles on Sunday.

Soto has three home runs in 13 games this season but a weak .190/.271/.405 overall batting line. He's splitting starts at catcher with Omar Narvaez.
Sun, May 7, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Geovany Soto went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Soto got the scoring going with an RBI single in the second, added a sacrifice fly in the third and then singled in the sixth. The veteran catcher has three homers in just 35 at-bats this season but will continue to split playing time with Omar Narvaez.
Tue, May 2, 2017 11:33:00 PM

White Sox activated C Geovany Soto from the 10-day disabled list.

Soto had ben sidelined due to inflammation in his right elbow. He'll presumably return to sharing work behind the plate with Omar Narvaez.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 02:42:00 PM

Geovany Soto (elbow) played catch Monday and felt good.

It sounds like he could be ready to return from the 10-day disabled list next week. Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith are sharing time at catcher for the White Sox.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 05:22:00 PM

White Sox placed C Geovany Soto on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

The severity of the injury is unclear. Kevan Smith has been promoted to the major league level in a corresponding roster move and figures to split time behind the plate with Omar Narvaez.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Geovany Soto has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians due to a sore right elbow.

Consider Soto day-to-day moving forward. Omar Narvaez will catch in his place and is hitting eighth on Wednesday.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 05:21:00 PM

Geovany Soto homered twice and walked Thursday as the White Sox crushed the Tigers 11-2.

Soto, who sat in favor of Omar Navarez in the White Sox's opener, had a three-run homer off Matt Boyd in the third and a solo shot off Alex Wilson in the seventh. Soto can be a solid AL-only catcher this year if he stays off the DL. Health has been a big issue for him lately, but he hit 13 homers in 265 at-bats between 2015 and 2016. In the four years since he turned 30, he has a 105 OPS+.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 06:01:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of C Geovany Soto from Triple-A Charlotte.

Soto will receive most of the starts behind the plate for the White Sox. For as long as he can stay healthy, anyway.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 01:38:00 PM

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C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
3Alfredo Gonzalez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Jose Rondon
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
3Daniel Palka
DH1Matt Davidson
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S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Aaron Bummer
6Hector Santiago
7Bruce Rondon
8Chris Volstad
9Jace Fry
10Chris Beck