Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:25:09 -0800
The Texas Rangers are discussing a deal with free-agent C J.P. Arencibia (Blue Jays) that would make him the backup catcher, according to a source. Arencibia was non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. He hit only .194 with a .227 on-base percentage last season despite hitting 21 home runs and driving in 55 runs. C Geovany Soto is penciled in to be the starter.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:20:11 -0800
With C A.J. Pierzynski now gone to the Boston Red Sox, the Texas Rangers are looking at C Kurt Suzuki to join the club and serve as the backup catcher to C Geovany Soto.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:10:58 -0800
The Texas Rangers look like a landing spot for free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Red Sox), but one person connected to the team said a return isn't likely at the moment. The team is likely to stick with C Geovany Soto as their catcher, though they have perused the market.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:29:46 -0800
Free-agent C Brian McCann's (Braves) interest in signing with the Texas Rangers hasn't changed now that they re-signed C Geovany Soto and announced that they plan on him serving as their primary catcher next season. "He knows they potentially might have a need for somebody to fill that dual role of a big left-handed bat in the lineup as well as somebody to help behind the plate," McCann's agent, BB Abbott said. "I think (the Rangers are) certainly a consideration." McCann has yet to rule any team out right now, but he also wants to play for a contending team.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:06:40 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said C Geovany Soto is expected to be the team's primary catcher next season.
Fantasy Tip: This is somewhat surprising. It rules them out from re-signing A.J. Pierzynski or making a run at Brian McCann. Soto is more of a backup in fantasy baseball circles.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:38:30 -0800
The Texas Rangers re-signed C Geovany Soto to a one-year deal worth $3.05 million plus incentives Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:31:39 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington used C Geovany Soto for a third consecutive game Wednesday, July 31, as the skipper said he wanted to keep his hot bat in the lineup.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:40:34 -0700
Texas Rangers special assistant and former C Ivan Rodriguez is in town this week, and he spent time with C Geovany Soto Tuesday, June 11. The duo worked on Soto's throwing. "We just want to stay consistent in our throwing," Soto said. "I've been throwing OK, but it's something you want to stay on top of. Who was better throwing than Pudge?"
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:20:17 -0700
Texas Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski will remain the primary catcher when he returns to the team this week, even though C Geovany Soto had five hits in 12 at-bats with two home runs and four RBIs with regular playing time. Soto will return to backup duties, and he'll start one or two times a week.
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:09:43 -0700
Texas Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski (oblique) is ready to return from the disabled list Tuesday, May 21, after his two-game stint with Double-A Frisco. Pierzynski went 1-for-3 with an infield single Monday, May 20, and he went 1-for-6 and threw out two base stealers in the game Sunday, May 19.
Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski will return to the primary catching duties, pushing Geovany Soto back to backup duties.