Geovany Soto C CWS 1 week ago

Soto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the White Sox's win over the Twins on Saturday.

Soto made his second start in a White Sox uniform, and he rattled off his first hits of the season. He should see regular starts at catcher when fellow former Cub Jeff Samardzija is on the mound, and Soto's power should play well in U.S. Cellular field.

Geovany Soto C CWS 2 weeks ago

Soto will catch Thursday's game, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

Manager Robin Ventura anticipates Soto catching a couple days per week and occasionally getting starts as the DH against lefties. That may not sound like much, but it's enough to make him a little interesting in deeper AL-only leagues.

Geovany Soto C CWS 2 weeks ago

Soto was added to Chicago's 40-man roster Sunday, MLB.com reports.

Soto had already one the primary backup job to Tyler Flowers, so this move was simply procedural. Barring an extended absence by Flowers, Soto's fantasy value is greatly limited in most formats.

Geovany Soto C CWS 3 weeks ago

Soto has made Chicago's Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

He will serve as Tyler Flowers' backup, and for now he will only have value in deeper two-catcher formats. However, Flowers is one of the weaker starting catchers in the big leagues, so there are certainly worst scenarios to be the backup backstop.

Geovany Soto C CWS 4 weeks ago

Soto's chances of breaking camp as the White Sox's No. 2 catcher increased Wednesday when the team optioned Rob Brantly to Triple-A.

The White Sox began camp with a crowded field for the backup catcher battle, and Soto and George Kottaras are the last two guys standing. Kottaras might have the defensive edge, but Soto has had the far superior spring at the plate (.933 OPS, 4:6 K:BB). A winner should be named sometime in the next week.

Geovany Soto C CWS 1 month ago

Soto went 1-for-3 with a home run in the White Sox's win over the Reds on Thursday.

The home run was Soto's first of the spring, and he is now hitting .316 through 19 at-bats. Soto may not be the most defensively talented catcher in camp, but he is offering some of the best offensive upside at the moment and the team's pitchers appear to enjoy him as their battery mate. With only a few weeks left to go in spring training, Soto would appear the favorite for the No. 2 catcher slot.

Geovany Soto C CWS 2 months ago

Manager Robin Ventura has suggested that the White Sox's pitching staff has enjoyed throwing to Soto thus far, the team's official site reports.

Soto is currently in camp on a minor league deal, but there should be nothing stopping him from making the major league roster. Adrian Nieto, who was last year's No. 2 catcher, is likely due for at least a partial season at Triple-A Charlotte, so Soto, as well as George Kottaras, and Rob Brantly are in the running for the role.

Geovany Soto C CWS 3 months ago

Soto signed a minor league contract with the White Sox on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports.

A knee injury, suffered late in spring training, cost Soto the entire first half of the 2014 season, and he also missed significant time in the second half with groin, back and thumb issues. When on the field, Soto was largely unproductive, slashing .250/.302/.363 with one home run in 24 games between Texas and Oakland. It seems somewhat difficult to imagine Soto could bump Tyler Flowers from the starting job even with a hot spring, but he will get a chance to compete with the likes of Rob Brantley, Adrian Nieto and George Kottaras for the backup job.

Geovany Soto C CWS 7 months ago

Soto left Tuesday's AL Wild Card game with a left thumb injury, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Soto got the starting nod over Derek Norris, with manager Bud Black wanting to control the speedy Royals on the basepaths, but Norris was forced into action in the bottom of the third inning. Stephen Vogt is the only other possible catching option on the team's Wild Card roster, but he hasn't manned the backstop since July 7.

Geovany Soto C CWS 7 months ago

Soto (back) is available to play Tuesday against the Rangers, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

While not in the lineup, Soto will be available off the bench Tuesday, with his back spasms having subsided in recent days. Derek Norris remains the primary option for Oakland but Soto should see at least occasional starts over the remainder of the regular season.