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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.

Geovany Soto C OAK 5 Months

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.

Geovany Soto C OAK 5 Months

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.

Geovany Soto C OAK 5 Months

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.

Geovany Soto C OAK 5 Months

Rangers activated C Geovany Soto from the 60-day disabled list.

Soto missed the entire first half following March knee surgery, but he's finally ready to make his season debut. He'll split playing time with Robinson Chirinos behind the plate now that he's back to full health.

Geovany Soto C OAK 5 Months

The Rangers will activate Geovany Soto this weekend, FOX Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

Soto has been on a rehab assignment since July 4, and his first game action over the weekend will also be his first this season. Soto and Robinson Chirinos will split time behind the dish for the Rangers going forward.

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Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces.

Soto was pulled over for speeding before the marijuana was discovered. He is free on a $500 bail. The Rangers declined to comment on the arrest other than to say they're "aware of the situation." Soto is currently on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from knee surgery.

Geovany Soto C OAK 6 Months

Geovany Soto (knee) went 0-for-2 and threw out a pair of runners attempting to steal in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

The veteran backstop has missed the entire season after undergoing knee surgery in March, but is finally making tangible progress toward a return. He's expected to rejoin the Rangers immediately following the All-Star break.

Geovany Soto C OAK 6 Months

Geovany Soto (knee) caught a bullpen session for Nick Tepesch on Sunday and has begun taking live batting practice as he continues to work his way back from March's knee surgery.

As long as he continues to progress, he should be cleared to rejoin the Rangers shortly after the All-Star break. The veteran backstop could be an interesting power option in deeper two-catcher mixed leagues.

Geovany Soto C OAK 6 Months

Geovany Soto (knee) squatted and caught pitches Friday for the second time in the past three days.

Soto, who had left knee surgery back in March, will try catching for the second straight day on Saturday. He's beginning to make encouraging progress, but the Rangers aren't expecting him back until after the All-Star break.