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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Nate Freiman
3Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez