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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
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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

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Geovany Soto (knee) could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

Working his way back from surgery in mid-May to repair a torn right meniscus, Soto will be evaluated Sunday following a workout before possibly being cleared for game action. He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated.
Jun 19 - 10:26 AM

Geovany Soto (knee) has resumed throwing.

Soto underwent surgery in mid-May to repair a torn right meniscus, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that he's making "great strides" in his rehab process. He could be back by the end of the month.
Jun 6 - 8:56 PM

Angels placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right meniscus.

Soto will undergo surgery and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks in rehab, putting him in line for a late June return if there are no setbacks. Prior to his injury concern, the 33-year-old backstop was hitting a respectable .283/.338/.483 with three homers and seven RBI over 60 at-bats. This isn't a fantasy killer, though, as Carlos Perez should see the bulk of at-bats moving forward. The Angels have called up Jett Bandy to serve as a backup catching option.
May 18 - 7:08 PM

Geovany Soto went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI on Friday against the Rangers.

Soto socked a solo homer in the third inning before adding an RBI single in the fourth. The 33-year-old has played well when given the opportunity this season, batting .333 (9-for-27) with two home runs, one double, and six RBI over nine games. By the way, Carlos Perez has a rough .160/.222/.180 batting line through 17 games. Soto could find himself getting more playing time.
Apr 29 - 11:39 PM

Geovany Soto hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 win over the A's.

Soto finished the contest 2-for-4, but only one of those hits will be remembered. After A's closer Sean Doolittle walked C.J. Cron with one out in the ninth inning, Soto made him pay for his lack of control, belting his first homer of the season and boosting the Angels to a 5-4 lead (and eventual win). While the veteran backstop does have a bit of pop in his bat -- he has notched five seasons with double-digit home runs in his career, though his last came in 2012 -- he holds little fantasy value.
Apr 13 - 1:50 AM

Geovany Soto drew a walkoff bases-loaded walk in Tuesday's 6-5 Cactus League defeat of the A's.

Soto relieved Albert Pujols at DH in the eighth inning and opened that frame with a solo home run. He then drew the fourth walk of a four-walk ninth. Soto has been experiencing a bit of arm fatigue over the last week in Angels camp, but it sounds like he should be fine to play catcher by the start of the regular season. He'll share that job this year with Carlos Perez.
Mar 22 - 7:58 PM

Geovany Soto (arm) is expected to resume catching in the next day or two.

He was scratched from Tuesday's game because of arm fatigue and was limited to DHing in his return on Thursday. Soto will split time behind the plate this year with Carlos Perez.
Mar 19 - 4:43 PM

Geovany Soto was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to right arm fatigue.

It's not viewed as a big deal, as Soto wound up getting a couple at-bats in the designated hitter spot and he's expected to be back behind the plate on Thursday. The veteran backstop will share the Angels' catching duties with Carlos Perez this season.
Mar 15 - 7:36 PM

Geovany Soto was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League lineup.

Jett Bandy took his place behind the plate. No word yet on the reason for the change, but the Angels should pass along an update soon.
Mar 15 - 3:00 PM

Geovany Soto slugged a three-run homer off Zach Lee in Friday’s 8-4 win over the Dodgers.

Soto signed a one-year deal with the Angels over the winter after batting .219 with nine home runs and a .708 OPS over 210 plate appearances with the White Sox in 2015. He still has some pop, but the Angels appear likely to give plenty of at-bats to young Carlos Perez. This doesn’t leave Soto with much appeal outside of two-catcher AL-only formats.
Mar 11 - 6:09 PM

Angels signed C Geovany Soto to a one-year contract.

MLB.com'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.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 07:39:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 10:18:00 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.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 11:54:00 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.
Sat, May 30, 2015 12:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Nick Tropeano
4C.J. Wilson
5Andrew Heaney
6Jhoulys Chacin
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cory Rasmus
5Jose Alvarez
6Mike Morin
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9Al Alburquerque
10A.J. Achter