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GEOVANY SOTO RUMORS & GOSSIP

A's catcher Geovany Soto leaves AL Wild Card Game because of injury

  Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto left Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals after hurting his left thumb in the first inning on a play at the plate. Soto got the start for Oakland over Derek Norris, even though he had never caught Jon Lester, because he had been swinging a hot bat and is better at dealing with base runners. The...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A's put Geovany Soto behind plate for AL Wild Card Game vs. Royals

  Oakland Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals. A's manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek Norris, who has worked well with Lester down the stretch. The reason was simple: Soto is better at managing runners...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Geovany Soto exits with back spasms

Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto exited the A's Friday 4-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners in the third inning with back spasms, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com. Derek Norris moved from DH to catcher, meaning that A's pitcher Jason Hammel batted for himself in the 4th inning, reaching base on an error. The loss left the A's only ½ game ahead of Seattle and Kansas...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Atheltics Acquire Geovany Soto From Rangers

The Oakland Athletics have acquired veteran catcher Geovany Soto from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations, first reported by Chris Cotillo. Soto has managed to appear in just 10 games this season, due to a plethora of injury problems. Since his rookie season in 2008, in which he slashed .285/.364/.504 and won NL […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto activated

The Texas Rangers are 48 games away from ending a nightmarish season. At 45-69, they are 25 games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. The Rangers are a respectable 14th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, but 29th in ERA. Injuries have taken their toll, as 10 players are currently on the 60-day DL. There is a bit of good news, as catcher Geovany Soto has been...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Catcher Geovany Soto Arrested For Marijuana Possession

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of marijuana possession in the town of Grapevine in northeast Tarrant County. Soto, 31, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces according to Sgt. Robert Eberling of the Grapevine Police Department. He was released on $500 bail. Soto has not played this season...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers catcher busted for pot possession

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. According to The Dallas Morning News, the 2008 National League Rookie of the Year was pulled over for speeding in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine. Friday, the injured Ranger, who is out of jail after posting $500 bond, issued a written statement. “I was stopped by Grapevine...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 11, 2014  |  2 Comments

Rangers proclaim Geovany Soto as primary catcher for 2014

getty images The Texas Rangers re-signed catcher Geovany Soto on Tuesday and announced that they play to use him as their primary catcher for the 2014 season. “We signed him with the expectation that he will be our regular, our primary catcher in 2014,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “I think we’ve got a lot of Rangers pitchers who are going to be very happy about that...
Via Tireball.com
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Soto helps each some catching concerns

Getting Geovany Soto back in the fold isn't the big splash the Texas Rangers are hoping to make this offseason, but at least its a start. Soto agreed to a one-year deal with the club Sunday night, according to a source. The deal is pending physical. The club didnt offer Soto a contract at the non-tender deadline Friday but was still interested in bringing him back. Keeping...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers get C Soto from Cubs for pitcher or cash

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs for right-hander Jake Brigham and a player to be named or cash. Soto was expected to be in uniform Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. To make room on the roster, the Rangers designated catcher Yorvit Torrealba (yohr-VEET' tohr-ee-AL'-bah) for assignment. The 29-year-old Soto was the NL...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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