Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:59:10 -0800
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (ankle) will take batting practice Friday, March 7, and plans to play in a game March 15. The team won't push him after he had arthroscopic surgery last month to remove a bone in his left ankle.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:26:27 -0800
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (foot) has resumed hitting off a tee and taking soft toss after having surgery to remove a small bone in his left foot. He's targeting a mid-March return.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:17:03 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Brett Nicholas will get some work behind the plate with C Geovany Soto (ankle) sidelined for three weeks after ankle surgery. He was drafted as a catcher, but he has seen time at first base and catcher over the past four years. "The biggest thing is I don't have the greatest arm," Nicholas said Saturday, Feb. 22. "I need to develop a quick release and work on my accuracy. If I can get my throws down and on target, everything will be good."
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:18:08 -0800
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (foot) underwent arthroscopic foot surgery Saturday, Feb. 22, and is expected to be sidelined for three weeks. The team hopes Soto will be ready for the start of the regular season. Soto is expected to resume baseball activities in about 10 days.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:28:38 -0800
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (Achilles') is headed to Dallas to be examined by Dr. John Crates regarding his sore Achilles'. Soto said the move was precautionary.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:11:52 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington plans to have OF Shin-Soo Choo batting first in the starting lineup this season. Choo would be followed by SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C Geovany Soto, 2B Jurickson Profar and OF Leonys Martin.
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.