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Geovany Soto | Catcher | #18

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 11 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 17 - 7:19 PM

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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.
Aug 16 - 10:33 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.
Aug 16 - 8:35 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.
Aug 9 - 10:58 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.
Aug 9 - 7:05 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.
Jul 19 - 6:40 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.
Jul 18 - 7:01 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) is out of the Angels' lineup again Monday versus the Rangers.

Soto is currently dealing with some discomfort in his left knee. Jett Bandy is getting another start behind the dish.
Jul 18 - 6:21 PM

Geovany Soto was a late scratch from the Angels' lineup Sunday due to left knee discomfort.

Soto had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in May and now apparently is having issue with the other knee. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jett Bandy has taken Soto's place behind the plate.
Jul 17 - 2:34 PM

Geovany Soto went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against the White Sox on Friday.

Garcia missed a month and a half with a knee injury, but he's been effective while in the lineup this year, hitting .284 with an .811 OPS. He should have a little trade value this month if the Angels opt to go in that direction.
Jul 16 - 1:12 AM

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

In a corresponding move, the club optioned Carlos Perez to Triple-A Salt Lake. That leaves the catching duties to Soto and rookie Jett Bandy for the foreseeable future. Prior to landing on the disabled list, Soto hit .283/.338/.483 with three homers and seven RBI in 67 plate appearances.
Jul 8 - 11:23 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) could be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

Soto is headed to Baltimore to meet the Angels. The catcher dealt with some stiffness in his surgically-repaired right knee during his rehab assignment but apparently is feeling better.
Jul 8 - 4:59 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) might not return until after the All-Star break.

The thought was that Soto could return this week, but he's still dealing with some stiffness and the Angels don't want to rush things. The veteran backstop has been sidelined since mid-May surgery to repair a torn right meniscus.
Jul 4 - 5:00 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Soto had surgery in mid-May to repair a torn right meniscus and now he's ready to get back into game action. He should return before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Jun 29 - 3:24 PM

Geovany Soto (knee) could begin a rehab assignment late next week.

It had been previously reported that he might begin one earlier this week. While that obviously didn't happen, Soto as been hitting, running, throwing and catching bullpen sessions and is nearing game action. He should return before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Jun 24 - 11:55 AM

Depth Charts

C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
3Kaleb Cowart
LF1Nick Buss
2Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Nick Tropeano
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
7Brett Oberholtzer
8Andrew Heaney
9C.J. Wilson
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Fernando Salas
3Cam Bedrosian
4Jhoulys Chacin
5J.C. Ramirez
6Deolis Guerra
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Cory Rasmus
10Jose Valdez
11A.J. Achter