|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||8.00||.233||23.00||21.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Groin - 15-day DL. Out until at least early August|
|vs RHP||8||3||0|| .375|| .500|| .375|
|07/23/2014||Geovany Soto, C TEX|
Tyler Flowers, C CHW
|Dioner Navarro, C TOR|
|07/21/2014||Wilson Ramos, C WAS|
Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM
Greg Holland, RP KC
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR|
Geovany Soto, C TEX
Jake Peavy, SP BOS
|07/21/2014||Geovany Soto, C TEX|
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Mike Napoli, 1B BOS
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|Derek Norris, C OAK|
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Corey Hart, DH SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|Geovany Soto heads back to DL with groin injury |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/22/14) The Rangers placed catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin Tuesday, the team announced.
Soto was removed from Monday's game as a result of the injury, and goes back on the DL less than a week after he recovered from a knee injury. Soto has appeared in just three games this season, as he underwent surgery on his right knee just before the start of the season.
|Geovany Soto suffers groin tightness Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was removed from Monday's game after suffering tightness in his right groin while scoring a run in the sixth inning.
Soto knocked an RBI single in the sixth inning and came around to score two singles later, but he had to come out of the game after limping across home plate. He was 2 for 3 in his third game of the season Monday after missing the first half with a knee injury.
|Geovany Soto a sleeper at catcher |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/18/14) When the Rangers activated Geovany Soto from the DL Thursday, they added another potential mixed-leaguer to the catcher pool.
Prior to tearing his meniscus in March, Soto was a sleeper drafted in about the same range as Devin Mesoraco and Dioner Navarro. Granted, he's much more likely to go the way of Navarro than Mesoraco, but as a former mainstay getting a shot at regular at-bats again, he's interesting in formats that go deep into the catcher pool, as standard CBSSports.com Rotisserie leagues do.
Nobody's expecting him to replicate the .868 OPS he had as a rookie in 2008 or the .890 OPS he compiled two years later, but even the .794 mark he put together last year would make him useful to an owner trying to scrape by with ... well, with someone like Navarro. And he finished the season on a high note, hitting .323 (20 for 62) with five homers and a 1.028 OPS in his final 21 games.
You should obviously expect some rust at first, and it's not like there's a mad dash to the waiver wire to add Soto right now. But he's worth watching if you play in a league where someone like Navarro matters.
|Geovany Soto activated Thursday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/17/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has been activated from the disabled list Thursday.
Soto has been out the entire season due to knee surgery. Soto has played in 11 rehab games. He's hit .200 during his rehab assignment.
|Geovany Soto to be activated this weekend |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/16/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto will be activated this weekend, according to FoxSports.com.
Soto is expected to take Jason Frasor's spot on the major-league roster. Soto has missed the entire season after undergoing knee surgery during the offseason. Soto hit .245/.328/.466 over 163 at-bats last year.
|After confining him to a backup role in his first year-and-a-half with the team, the Rangers indicated with their indifference to the free agent market that they intend to make Geovany Soto their primary catcher in 2014 -- a role that earned him Rookie of the Year honors with the Cubs way back in 2008. He hasn't been a complete nobody since hitting .285 with a career-high 23 homers and an .868 OPS that season, putting together an equally impressive 2010 in which he hit .280 with 17 homers and an .890 OPS, but for the most part, he earned backup duty with his performance in the years that followed. That said, his nine home runs in 163 at-bats last year give reason for optimism. True, he hit only .245, but thanks in part to his advanced plate discipline, which he's had from the very beginning, his .794 OPS was significantly better than starter A.J. Pierzynski's .722. The Rangers did insure themselves by signing all-or-nothing slugger J.P. Arencibia to play a backup role, but considering he posted a .592 OPS last year, you have to believe the job is Soto's to lose. Certainly in two-catcher leagues, he's worth a late-round look. He's not beyond reviving his career at age 31.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/25/14||OAK||8:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|7/26/14||OAK||8:05 pm||Sonny Gray|
|7/27/14||OAK||7:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|7/28/14||NYY||8:05 pm||David Phelps|
|7/29/14||NYY||8:05 pm||Brandon McCarthy|
|7/30/14||NYY||8:05 pm||Hiroki Kuroda|
|8/1/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Zach McAllister|