Geovany Soto C TEX 29 Days
The Rangers announced on Tuesday that Geovany Soto would be the club's primary catcher in 2014.
Texas re-signed Soto to a one-year, $3.05 million contract on Tuesday afternoon. "We signed him with the expectation that he will be our regular, our primary catcher in 2014," general manager Jon Daniels said. "I think we've got a lot of Rangers pitchers who are going to be very happy about that." Daniels hedged his comments a bit, saying Texas was still looking for catching help. The Rangers are known to be in pursuit of free agent catcher Brian McCann.
Geovany Soto C TEX 30 Days
Rangers re-signed C Geovany Soto to a one-year, $3.05 million contract.
The deal, which includes incentives, guarantees Soto $300,000 more in base pay than he accepted to re-sign last winter. Soto played sporadically as A.J. Pierzynski's backup in 2013, batting .245 with a .794 OPS against primarily left-handed pitching. NBC Sports' Matthew Pouliot tabbed Soto as the 91st-best free agent on the market.
Geovany Soto C TEX 4 Months
Geovany Soto hit a walkoff homer off Ernesto Frieri in the ninth as the Angels topped the Rangers 4-3 on Monday.
Soto's homer came after A.J. Pierzynski tied the game with his own solo blast earlier in the frame. Pierzynski was the DH tonight as Soto got his fourth start since the All-Star break. He's homered in three of his last 10 starts, but that's almost a six-week span from June 20 until tonight. He's batting .210 with five homers and 11 RBI for the season.
Geovany Soto C TEX 6 Months
Geovany Soto belted a solo homer in Thursday's win over the Athletics.
Soto was giving A.J. Pierzynski a breather during the day game, and he responded by getting the Rangers on the board with a solo shot in the fifth. Pierzynski pinch-hit for him later in the game and singled. Soto has gone deep three times over 76 at-bats this season but is hitting just .197.
Geovany Soto C TEX 7 Months
Geovany Soto homered for the second consecutive game, but that was the entirety of the Rangers offensive attack in Friday's loss to the Tigers.
Soto finished the evening 1-for-3. He's still hitting a horrifying .185/.267/.333 through his first 54 at-bats on the season, but has at least picked up the production some in recent days while being counted on to fill in for the injured A.J. Pierzynski. He remains a non-factor in fantasy leagues.
Geovany Soto C TEX 12 Months
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is still interested in adding a catcher.
The Rangers would be OK with Geovany Soto as their starter next season, but they wouldn't mind adding an upgrade. They've previously been linked to the Blue Jays and their catching surplus, though there's been no indication that they've had trade talks with them.
Geovany Soto C TEX Dec 03 '12
Rangers re-signed C Geovany Soto to a one-year, $2.75 million contract.
If he hits all of his incentives, the deal could be worth $3 million. Soto hit a disappointing .198/.270/.343 in 2012, but the Rangers were pleased with his work behind the plate down the stretch. He could start for them in 2013 if they don't sign another catcher.
Geovany Soto C TEX Dec 03 '12
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Geovany Soto's new one-year contract is worth around $3 million.
The Rangers non-tendered Soto late last month but were able to work out a new agreement rather quickly. He could start at catcher in 2013 for Texas if free agent slugger Mike Napoli signs on with a new organization.