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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 06:21:00 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.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 02:34:00 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.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 01:12:00 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.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 11:23:00 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.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 04:59:00 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.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Cody Asche
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Adam Engel
3Jacob May
4Peter Bourjos
5Jason Bourgeois
RF1Rymer Liriano
DH1Avisail Garcia
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Tommy Kahnle
8Dylan Covey
9Juan Minaya
10Mayckol Guaipe
11Cory Luebke
12Anthony Swarzak