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Geovany Soto | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Angels signed C Geovany Soto to a one-year contract.'s Alden Gonzalez says the deal is worth $2.8 million. Soto batted .219/.301/.406 with nine home runs this past season for the White Sox while sharing time with Tyler Flowers. He figures to again share a starting job -- this time with Carlos Perez -- in 2016. Nov 24 - 7:39 PM

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Geovany Soto homered, had three RBI and reached base all five times in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Soto had a two-run double in the first inning before hitting a solo homer in the seventh. He also walked three times in the game. Soto is hitting .248/.336/.479 with seven homers through 51 games.
Jul 28 - 10:18 PM

Geovany Soto hit his fourth homer Thursday off the Pirates' Garret Cole.

Soto has gained a lot of ground on Tyler Flowers of late and now seems in position to get at least the slight majority of the starts behind the plate for the White Sox. He has 100 points of OPS on Flowers, though his .215/.270/.377 line isn't exactly anything special. His homer tonight was the just the fifth Cole has surrendered this season.
Jun 18 - 11:54 PM

Geovany Soto had a go-ahead two-run double as the White Sox topped the Astros 6-3 in 11 innings on Friday.

Soto entered the game after Jose Abreu exited in the eighth inning with a swollen finger and went on to have the big hit in extras. After making the White Sox out of spring training on a minor league deal, the 32-year-old backstop is batting .203/.250/.344 with two home runs and nine RBI in a part-time role this season.
May 30 - 12:41 AM

Geovany Soto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer against the Twins on Saturday.

And just like that, Soto has matched his total in home runs (one) from all of last season. After making the White Sox out of spring training, the 32-year-old is currently serving as the backup to Tyler Flowers. Injuries have been an issue for Soto, but he's someone to keep an eye on in case Flowers disappoints.
Apr 11 - 5:36 PM

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

Soto will open the 2015 regular season as the backup to starting White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers.
Apr 5 - 3:57 PM

Geovany Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners.

Soto is with the White Sox on a minor league deal, so he's trying to play his way into a spot on the 25-man roster as the back-up to Tyler Flowers. The 32-year-old didn't play often last season between the Rangers and Athletics, batting .250/.302/.363 in 87 plate appearances.
Mar 7 - 6:32 PM

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

Soto drew quite a bit of interest this winter, but no team was apparently willing to offer a guaranteed major league contract to the 32-year-old catcher, who appeared in just 24 games last season due to injuries. Soto hasn't been an effective major league hitter since 2011, but he plays above-average defense behind the plate. He could see a decent amount of action as Tyler Flowers' backup in Chicago.
Jan 22 - 2:53 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rangers are no longer pursuing Geovany Soto.

As one could have assumed when the Rangers acquired Carlos Corporan from the Astros on Wednesday. Soto played in only 24 games in 2014 due to injuries and he's batted a combined .219/.291/.381 over the last three seasons, but he should wind up finding a major league deal somewhere. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that four teams have been vying for him.
Jan 22 - 2:46 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Geovany Soto is likely to sign with a team within the next few days.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last week that four teams were in the mix for Soto. A reunion with the Rangers is possible. Soto, turns 32 next week, was limited to just 24 games between Texas and Oakland last season because of injuries. He likely won't cost much at this point.
Jan 15 - 5:05 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Geovany Soto is having talks with four teams.

Soto missed a big chunk of last season due to injury, but he's healthy now and is probably still good enough to start for someone. The soon-to-be 32-year-old has hit just .219/.291/.381 over the last three seasons but is viewed as a solid defender and has a bit of pop. Soto spent the bulk of the last three years with the Rangers and they're interested in bringing him back.
Jan 8 - 10:21 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 05:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:02:00 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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 09:03:00 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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Rafael Lopez
4Jett Bandy
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Kaleb Cowart
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Matt Joyce
2Shane Victorino
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
8Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian
8Mike Morin
9Wesley Wright
10Lucas Luetge