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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.

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Soto (back) was reportedly feeling much better Sunday and was available in the case of an emergency, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

This is pretty important for the A's, insomuch as Derek Norris has had to shoulder nearly all the catching duties lately and seems to be wearing down. Look for Soto to get back behind the plate in short order to give Norris some rest.

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Soto (back) won't likely be available to catch until Tuesday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Soto left Friday's game with back spasms, and it appears the injury will cost him the remainder of the weekend's series against the Mariners. Derek Norris is taking the catching duties Saturday, and either Norris or Bryan Anderson will likely start behind the plate Sunday.

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Soto left Friday's game with back spasms

For now, Soto is considered day-to-day. Derek Norris may pick up extra playing time behind the plate with John Jaso still recovering from a concussion.

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Soto was traded to the Athletics on Sunday, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

Eyebrows were raised after the Rangers scratched Soto from Sunday's game due to a non-medical issue, and now it appears there's a good explanation behind the decision. Soto will join an Athletics squad that already has ample catching depth with John Jaso, Derek Norris and Stephen Vogt, but none of those options are as defensively sound as Soto. With his new squad, Soto only figures to see a couple starts a week, and will probably hit too low in the lineup to yield a useful RBI or run count.

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Soto was a late scratch from Sunday's game against the Royals, Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.

The report indicates that Soto was scratched from the game due to a non-medical issue, suggesting the catcher is fine on the health front. It seems that for whatever reason, manager Ron Washington was more comfortable with starting Robinson Chirinos behind the plate.

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Soto will not start Monday vs. the Rays, the second straight game he's been out of the lineup.

Soto was activated from the DL on Friday, starting the first two games of the Rangers' series with the Astros. However, Robinson Chirinos has since garnered the most recent two starts behind the dish, and it looks like the backstops could be in the midst of a battle for regular at-bats at the position.

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Soto (groin) has been activated from the 15-day DL and is back in the starting lineup Friday night against the Astros.

In his return, Soto will bat seventh for the Rangers in a lineup that features J.P. Arencibia as the No. 3 hitter and DH for Texas on Friday.

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Rangers placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Soto lasted just three games on the Rangers' active roster. He missed the first three-and-a-half months of the 2014 season following knee surgery and will now likely be sidelined through mid-August. Robinson Chirinos will again serve as the primary catcher in Texas.

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Geovany Soto left Monday's game versus the Yankees due to tightness in his right groin.

Soto pulled up gimpy as he scored a run in the top of the sixth inning. The Rangers should provide an update on their catcher after the game. Robinson Chirinos will be in line for increased playing time if Soto is out for a while.