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.
Geovany Soto C TEX Nov 30 '12
T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are now trying to work out a contract with Geovany Soto before Friday's 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline.
Soto earned $4.3 million this past season while hitting just .198/.270/.343 and is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. He'll be non-tendered if the two sides can't work out a new deal in the next few hours.
Geovany Soto C TEX Nov 12 '12
Rival executives told Buster Olney of ESPN.com that they don't expect the Rangers to tender Geovany Soto a contract.
It's no surprise, as Soto will get a raise in his final year of arbitration after making $4.3 million this season. The 29-year-old hit 11 homers but batted a paltry .198/.270/.343 this season for the Cubs and Rangers. It's not a given that he'll find a team willing to give him a starting job.
Geovany Soto C TEX Sep 16 '12
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Geovany Soto will be Yu Darvish's personal catcher for the rest of the season.
Darvish has a 2.32 ERA in his last six starts with Soto behind the dish. "They've been on the same page," Washington said. "I just want to keep that mojo working." Soto is expected to share the catching duties down the stretch with Mike Napoli, though Washington said he hasn't decided on anything other than the Soto/Darvish pairing.
Geovany Soto C TEX Jul 31 '12
Rangers acquired C Geovany Soto and cash considerations from the Cubs for RHP Jacob Brigham and a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Soto will push Yorvit Torrealba aside as the backup catcher in Texas. While the 29-year-old has really struggled at the plate this season, he has the reputation as a strong defender and knows how to draw a walk. Soto is under team control for 2013, so he offers an interesting alternative if Mike Napoli tests the free agent waters and winds up elsewhere. His fantasy value will be pretty limited outside of deeper AL-only leagues for now, though.
Geovany Soto C TEX Jul 29 '12
The Mets have spoken with the Cubs recently about Geovany Soto, but a deal is not likely, according to the New York Daily News.
New York wants a veteran compliment to add to Josh Thole, but they don't appear eager to give up much to acquire one. The 29-year-old Soto is batting just .195 this year.
Geovany Soto C TEX Jun 23 '12
Geovany Soto went 2-for-4 and homered for the Cubs' lone run Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Soto was struggling mightily before getting hurt last month, but he's 4-for-12 with two homers in three games since returning. It'd provide the Cubs with a nice little lift if he could hit .250 or so with his usual power.