|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||8.00||.233||23.00||21.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||10||3||0|| .364|| .400|| .300|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||27||7||1|| .286|| .444|| .259|
|08/30/2014||Geovany Soto, C OAK||A.J. Pierzynski, C STL|
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
|08/29/2014||Miguel Montero, C ARI|
Chris Iannetta, C LAA
|Geovany Soto, C OAK|
Garrett Richards, SP LAA
J.P. Arencibia, 1B TEX
|08/26/2014||Geovany Soto, C OAK|
Adam Eaton, CF CHW
Dan Otero, RP OAK
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
|Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Alex Rios, RF TEX
Jason Hammel, SP OAK
|Last 10 Games|
|Geovany Soto to start Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/25/14) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto is not in the team's lineup Monday.
Soto has been told he'll start Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Soto was recently acquired by the club. He's hit .237 over 38 at-bats.
|Report: A's acquire Geovany Soto from Rangers |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/24/14) The Athletics have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Rangers, MLBDailyDish.com reports.
Soto was a late scratch from Sunday's game as the trade was consummated by the two side. He has hit .237/.237/.368 with one home run and three RBI in 38 at-bats since returning from the disabled list.
|Geovany Soto scratched from Sunday lineup |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/24/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup, FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.
The change was made for a non-medical reason, meaning that Soto could be on his way to another team via trade. He has hit .237/.237/.368 with one home run and three RBI in 38 at-bats.
|Geovany Soto activated from DL |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/8/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was activated from the disabled list, as expected Friday, after overcoming a groin injury. Soto was 6 for 17 with one home run in five rehab games at Triple-A Round Rock.
|Rangers appear destined to split catching duties |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/6/14) The return of Geovany Soto off the disabled list Friday will result in less playing time for emerging Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos, whose 11 home runs ranks second on the team. The two will split the duties.
"We've got to see what Soto can do," Ron Washington told MLB.com. "It's not going to take away tremendous time from Robinson; he is still going to get time. But it will take some time away from him."
Injuries have limited Soto to just 11 at-bats this season.
|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|
|8/30/14||@ LAA||9:05 pm||Cory Rasmus|
|8/31/14||@ LAA||3:35 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|9/1/14||SEA||4:05 pm||Roenis Elias|
|9/2/14||SEA||10:05 pm||James Paxton|
|9/3/14||SEA||3:35 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|9/5/14||HOU||10:05 pm||Brett Oberholtzer|
|9/6/14||HOU||4:05 pm||Scott Feldman|