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Geovany Soto | Catcher | #18

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 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. Apr 22 - 2:42 PM

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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.
Apr 18 - 5:22 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.
Apr 13 - 11:53 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.
Apr 12 - 5:21 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+.
Apr 6 - 6:01 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.
Apr 2 - 1:38 PM

White Sox signed C Geovany Soto to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says Soto will make $2 million if on the big league roster and that the deal also includes an option for a second year. Soto, who previously played for the White Sox in 2015, was limited to 26 games with the Angels last season due to knee issues. Still, he would seem to be in a great position to make the Opening Day roster with Chicago and maybe even start.
Jan 5 - 11:08 PM

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

Soto remains limited to physical therapy as he works his way back from right knee inflammation. He's had issues with both knees this season, as well as a thumb ailment.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:49:00 AM

Angels placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.

Carlos Perez has been called back up in a corresponding move. No word as of yet as to when Soto might be able to return to action. He was just activated off the disabled list on August 9 following a bout of left knee inflammation. Also, he is dealing with a thumb injury. The life and times of a major league catcher.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Geovany Soto was scratched from the Angels' lineup Tuesday with right knee inflammation.

Soto has also been bothered by a bruised thumb. Jett Bandy started behind the plate versus Seattle.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Geovany Soto was scratched from the Angels' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Soto suffered a bruised left thumb over the weekend in Cleveland when he was struck by a backswing. Consider him day-to-day. Jett Bandy will draw the start at catcher on Tuesday night versus Seattle.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 08:35:00 PM

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

Soto missed a little over three weeks with left knee inflammation. He'll probably share time behind the plate with Jett Bandy, who has hit well in a small sample. Carlos Perez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) could be activated Wednesday.

Soto has been on the disabled list since July 17 with inflammation in his left knee. Anaheim will have to choose whether to dump Carlos Perez or Jett Bandy.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 07:05:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 06:40:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 07:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Jacob May
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Cody Asche
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Anthony Swarzak
8Tommy Kahnle
9Chris Beck