OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
3 weeks ago

Soto (elbow) elected to become a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Soto hit .190/.271/.405 line in 13 games with the White Sox before elbow surgery ended his season in mid-May. He'll look to catch on elsewhere as catching depth, though he'll need to prove he's healthy before doing so. His recent injury issues could force him to settle for a minor-league deal.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
3 months ago

Soto, who has been sidelined since mid-May following right elbow surgery, remains hopeful to return from the 60-day disabled list before the 2017 season ends, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Soto said he's 100 percent recovered from the procedure and has been rehabbing in Chicago so he can serve as a mentor to the team's relatively inexperienced healthy backstops, Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith. Even so, it's unclear how close he is to swinging a bat, and with the minor-league schedule set to end shortly, Soto could be forced to pick up at-bats in simulated games if the White Sox are serious about activating him before season's end. If he doesn't return in 2017, the 34-year-old Soto, who will be a free agent this winter, said he fully intends to keep playing next season.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
6 months ago

Soto (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list after it was announced that he would undergo arthroscopic elbow debridement surgery Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Although the issue was initially tabbed as a bout of elbow inflammation, it seems that the ailment at hand is much worse than that, ultimately leading the veteran backstop to head under the knife. The White Sox anticipate Soto to be out for at least 12 weeks, which would put his return date sometime in August at the earliest. Expect Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith to shoulder the load behind the plate until Soto returns.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
6 months ago

Soto hasn't ruled out surgery to address the inflammation in his right elbow, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Soto was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday after experiencing a recurrence of loose bodies in the elbow, the same issue that resulted in a trip to the DL in mid-April. The White Sox are still assessing treatment methods for Soto, but if surgery is ultimately deemed the best solution, the veteran backstop could be in store for an extended absence. While Soto is out, Omar Narvaez figures to serve as the team's regular catcher.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
6 months ago

Soto was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to soreness, a troubling sign considering he was on the DL last month with the same injury. Soto missed nine games in his previous DL stint and has appeared in just 13 games this season, where he's racked up a .190 average. Omar Narvaez will, once again, be in line for the lion's share of starts behind the plate.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
7 months ago

Soto was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to right elbow soreness, CSN's Dan Hayes reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news of right elbow soreness is a bit concerning, as Soto was placed on the disabled list earlier this year with right elbow inflammation. It's unclear if today's scratch is simply precautionary or if the veteran backstop will be forced to miss additional time going forward. He'll be listed as day-to-day until more details become available.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
7 months ago

Soto was scratched from the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

It's currently unknown why Soto was scratched. Omar Narvaez will now get the nod behind the dish in his place, batting eighth.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
7 months ago

Soto is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Soto gets the day off, the White Sox will send Omar Narvaez behind the plate instead. The veteran catcher will be a good bet to be back in the lineup Saturday when Chicago faces off against right-hander Dylan Bundy.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
7 months ago

Soto is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Despite a 2-for-3 showing Tuesday night, Soto will head to the bench to honor the timeshare that appears to be forming on the south side. Omar Narvaez will slot in behind the dish once again.

OUTGeovany Soto
C CWS
7 months ago

Soto is out of the lineup Monday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Since returning from an elbow injury that resulted in a brief stay on the disabled list in April, Soto has struggled to get going at the plate, recording two hits in 17 at-bats. It appears he's now fallen into a timeshare at catcher with Omar Narvaez, as the two backstops have alternated starts in the last four games.