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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||360.00||16.00||.228||46.00||41.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Foot - Out until at least mid-March|
|vs Tampa Bay||7||1||1|| .250|| .571|| .143|
|vs Williams (Career)||5||1||0|| .200||.333||.200|
|vs RHP||103||28||6|| .359|| .515|| .272|
|03/01/2014||Jon Singleton, 1B HOU|
Danny Salazar, SP CLE
James Loney, 1B TB
|Geovany Soto, C TEX|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|02/28/2014||Geovany Soto, C TEX|
Asher Wojciechowski, SP HOU
Pablo Sandoval, 3B SF
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C MIA|
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
|02/27/2014||Alex Meyer, SP MIN||Geovany Soto, C TEX|
Dan Straily, SP OAK
David DeJesus, CF TB
Craig Gentry, LF OAK
|Last 10 Games|
|Geovany Soto hitting off tee |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/5/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has begun hitting off a tee, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Soto is recovering from arthroscopic surgery after having a small bone removed in his left foot. He said in February that he was aiming to make his spring debut on March 15.
|Geovany Soto out of walking boot |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/2/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto is no longer in a walking boot, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Soto is recovering after having arthroscopic surgery on his foot. He's expected to be able to return by opening day. He'll resume cardio workouts shortly. Soto hit .245 in 163 at-bats last year.
|Geovany Soto looks to make spring debut March 15 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/26/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto, who had arthroscopic surgery Saturday to remove a small bone in his left foot, is aiming to make his spring debut March 15.
"I should have plenty of time (to get ready for the season)," Soto said, per ESPN. "Everything went well. Hopefully, here in a couple of days I’ll start working out in the gym on the bike."
|Surgery to knock Geovany Soto out for three weeks |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/22/14) Rangers starting catcher Geovany Soto underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left foot Saturday and will be out for three weeks, per FoxSports Southwest. He is expected to be ready to roll for opening day.
|Geovany Soto to see Achilles specialist |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/21/14) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto will fly back to Texas to have his Achiles examined, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Though it seems like an extreme gesture, the injury is not considered to be serious. It's just a precautionary measure to make sure nothing else is going on. Soto is expected to open the year as the team's starter behind the plate.
Soto hit .245/.328/.466 in 163 at-bats last 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|
|3/8/14||LAD||3:05 pm|| |
|3/9/14||@ SEA||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/14||CIN||4:05 pm|| |
|3/11/14||@ CHW||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||LAA||4:05 pm|| |
|3/13/14||SF||9:05 pm|| |
|3/14/14||@ CIN||10:05 pm|| |