Geovany Soto C CWS 2 weeks ago

Soto is back in the starting lineup, batting ninth while playing behind the plate, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune.

Geovany Soto C CWS 4 months ago

Soto hit a solo home run in the White Sox's loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

The home run tied the game at two, but the Pirates quickly re-gained the lead. Notably, this was Soto's third consecutive start behind the dish, marking the first time he has made three straight starts since the first week of May. The White Sox have gotten little from either of their catchers this season, so Soto may get some additional playing time over Tyler Flowers so the team can see if he can provide any greater level of consistency.

Geovany Soto C CWS 4 months ago

Soto delivered a game-winning double in extra innings after coming off the bench earlier in the game.

Starting catcher Tyler Flowers was used at first base after Jose Abreu left with a finger ailment, forcing Soto into action. Flowers should not be called into the infield often, so Soto should remain on the bench. Six of Soto's 14 hits this season have gone for extra bases, but he has struggled to make contact otherwise.

Geovany Soto C CWS 4 months ago

Soto got a rare start and went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in a 3-2 win over the Twins on Friday.

Soto last played Monday, as he's been seeing little time behind Tyler Flowers. However, the strong effort may help Soto gain a bit more playing time, as Flowers has struggled offensively for the majority of the season. Of course, so has Soto.

Geovany Soto C CWS 5 months ago

Soto went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the White Sox's loss to the Brewers on Monday.

The home run was his first since early-April, and it was just his second of the season. Soto has begun to eat a bit more into Tyler Flowers' playing time (he has 12 starts on the year to Flowers' 15), but he has posted a nearly-identical, hardly-impressive stat line.

Geovany Soto C CWS 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

Soto was added to Chicago's 40-man roster Sunday, 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 6 months ago

Soto has made Chicago's Opening Day roster,'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 6 months 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.