Geovany Soto
C LAA
2 days ago

Soto went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's game against San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Soto will share the White Sox's catching duties with Omar Narvaez, most likely as the number two backstop. Looking at the catching patterns during spring training, we can probably Soto being a personal catcher to a couple of starters. This spring, he caught most of James Sheilds' and Derek Holland's Grapefruit League starts.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
3 days ago

Soto is hitting just .158/.238/.158 over 19 spring at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

Soto, a non-roster invitee, hasn't received a lot of work this spring, but is still expected to the open the season on the 25-man roster. He'll share the catching duties with Omar Narvaez. With the White Sox expected to introduce several young starters later this season, having the 34-year-old veteran backstop around will be a helpful knowledge base. Lucas Giolito, Carson Fulmer and Reynaldo Lopez, three of the organization's top pitching prospects, are expected to transition from Triple-A Charlotte to Chicago in 2017.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
1 month ago

Soto (knee) caught a bullpen session Monday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop sat out a good chunk of last season after undergoing knee surgery, then experienced inflammation in the same knee later in the season. It seems like all those issues are behind him, however, so he will likely be able to get back to competing for a job with the major league club during spring training without any issues. Given the relative inexperience the other competitors have, Soto stands a good chance to break camp with the White Sox.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
3 months ago

Soto (knee) agreed to a minor league contract with the White Sox on Thursday, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The soon-to-be 34-year-old underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus right meniscus last May, and while he was able to return, Soto battled inflammation in the knee down the stretch. If he's healthy for spring training, Soto should make a strong push for a roster spot (and perhaps the primary role), competing with the likes of Omar Narvaez, Kevan Smith and Alfredo Gonzalez. Soto has shown he still has some thump in his bat, smacking 13 homers in 265 at-bats over the past two seasons.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
6 months ago

Soto (knee) went through a full defensive workout and also ran the bases and took swings Monday, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Soto is without a set timetable for a return, the Angels remain hopeful he will be able to play again this season. Soto's knee seems to be holding up well as he ramps up his activity, as there were no reported issues in the days that followed Monday's extensive workout (which included catching a full bullpen session and blocking drills). Manager Mike Scioscia said Soto is "really looking good in batting practice."

Geovany Soto
C LAA
7 months ago

The Cubs placed Soto on the DL Wednesday due to an inflamed right knee, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The knee causing Soto problems is the same one he had surgically repaired earlier in the year. Carlos Perez has been subsequently called up Triple-A Salt Lake.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
7 months ago

Soto (thumb) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher is dealing with a thumb injury and his prognosis is looking ominous at this point given that the Angels called up fellow backstop Carlos Perez earlier Wednesday and plugged him into the lineup. With that, Soto is likely destined for a stint on the disabled list to rest his thumb injury.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
7 months ago

Soto has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team has yet to provide a reason for Soto's scratch but he has been battling a bruised thumb for several days after being hit by a backswing. Jett Bandy will be thrust into duty after originally being slated for a night off.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
7 months ago

Soto went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Soto now has two hits in four games since returning from the disabled list, both of which have gone for extra bases. Soto and Jett Bandy alternated games behind the plate last week, and should remain in an equal timeshare going forward. The veteran has been a nice source of power in limited time this season, notching a .218 ISO over 78 at-bats.

Geovany Soto
C LAA
8 months ago

Soto (knee) was activated from the DL following Tuesday's game, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher went 2-for-13 with a home run on his recent rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake. In a very small sample size (74 plate appearances), Soto has a .284/.333/.478 slash line this year, but his other recent big league campaigns are a lot less impressive. Carlos Perez was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Soto, who will slot in as the backup to Jett Bandy.